Disney Has Done the Impossible: Acquiring 20th Century Fox, But What About DEADPOOL??
We know what you’re thinking. Seriously.
The big emergency we all want to throw ourselves into a pool of acid over is the fact that while Disney, the media juggernaut that it is, having already acquired the likes of Marvel and Lucasfilm, getting their mouse claws on the likes of the very studio responsible for Deadpool is a MASSIVE accomplishment, making room for crossovers at Marvel Studios that every superhero nerd would cream over (Avengers & X-Men, anyone?), here’s the massive problem everyone’s wondering about….
We Don’t Want Our R-Rated Stuff to Go Fluffy Disney-Monized!
Right? Right? I mean, thinking of Deadpool or a gritty Logan, or even a film feature of The Punisher, prancing around in tights singing KUMBAYA to little kids dressed like Disney princesses doesn’t
exactly charm the money to come out of my pocket for those films.
One of the biggest reasons why the films DEADPOOL and LOGAN were massive hits was that hard R-rating. And let’s face it: Disney’s not necessarily known for the *R*.
The good news is CEO Bob Iger himself reassured fans of everything X-related to the more friendly superhero fare of, say, Ant-Man and Spider-Man targeting the younger crowd (although, be honest: your 14-year-old saw DEADPOOL, and you liked it) will be included within the umbrella that is MARVEL — under DISNEY. Which also includes every Jedi known to man. Here’s what the guy had to say….