One of the franchises that Disney will get when the deal to buy the majority of 20th Century Fox's assets is complete is the Deadpool series. Unlike a lot of Disney's programming, Deadpool is not family friendly – it's part of the complaint and what makes the series so refreshing and unique. But will the House of Mouse's takeover of Deadpool change it? It sounds like no.
Disney boss Bob Iger said on a revenue call that he understands that there is great interest in the R-rated Deadpool movies, and he promised Disney would "continue in that business" and potentially even expand to do more.
"We believe there is room for the Fox properties to exist without significant Disney influence over the content of the content, which means that we probably find popularity among Marvel fans for the R-rated Deadpool movies as for example, "he said. "We will continue in that business and there may be room for more of it."
Iger added that it is not concerned about "standards and practice" considerations when it comes to the assets it acquires from Fox. Besides Deadpool, Disney gets the Simpsons and Family Guy, who are known to be edgier and less family friendly. The important question will ensure that more adult-focused programming is labeled that way, explains Iger.
"There is nothing we really saw in Fox either in the library or in the activities Fox is dealing with today from a standard point of view that would worry us as long as we feel it very carefully and make sure that We "in no way confuse the consumer with a product that would be either a Disney product or the more traditional Marvel product," Iger said.
While Deadpool 2 hit theaters as an R-rated movie, a toned down PG-13 cut with Fred Savage released during the holidays in an attempt to reach a wider audience.
No new Deadpool movies have been announced, but given the great success of the franchise so far, you can expect more to come at some point down the road. Deadpool 2 made a massive $ 785 million at the box office for a $ 110 million budget.
In other Disney news, Iger also commented on how Disney fought to publish video games internally. Therefore, Disney has collaborated with companies such as EA for license agreements.