Deadpool: An R-rated superhero could be Marvel’s best after ‘Avengers: Endgame’
Marvel is famous for engaging their star cast for the long run and that makes perfect sense.
Still, its harder for big, mighty House of Ideas to keep their casts around forever. Fans are now curious to get a glimpse of Avengers: Endgame, last movie in Avengers franchise.
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Disney subsidiary Marvel Studios has recently regained the rights to all the superheroes previously under the Fox umbrella. Many superhero fans are excited by the prospect of Marvel Studios bringing the X-Men into the MCU.
The Disney- Fox Merger
The Disney- Fox merger gives Marvel Studios with a new roster of characters, including one highly popular name: Deadpool. Most people, including the writers and producers of Deadpool, were surprised at its incredible level of success.
It set a new box office record for an R-rated film. Deadpool hit theaters in 2016, becoming a critical and box office success.
It’s well-known that it did really good business at the box office (coming in at $782 million). The sequel, Deadpool 2, then a PG-13 recut of the sequel, Once Upon A Deadpool, hit theaters in 2018.
CEO Bob Iger has cleared to continue the success of the Merc with a Mouth’s solo series with Deadpool sequels at Disney. Iger has said Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool will be the only Fox-X-Men franchise that survived the merger and remain R-rated.
Undoubtedly, the R rating of 2016’s Deadpool helped filmmakers to bring a comics-accurate version of Wade Wilson to the big screen.
Deadpool in talks with Marvel
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige opened up, “There’s no question that Deadpool is working, so why would we change it? It remains to be seen if the studio will start making R-rated adventures such as Logan.”
Feige added, “The specifics of what it means remains to be seen, but overall it’s wonderful and it feels like these characters have come home. We spent 12 years at Marvel Studios really embracing and digging into all the stories of characters who had never been brought to the screen before.
But there would be times when we’d have a supporting player or a reference point or something for a movie and legal would go.
Don’t forget that characters on that other list and you don’t have access to it.
I’m not talking about Professor X or Wolverine, but there are thousands of characters in those brands. We’d shrug and go okay and figure out another solution. It will be nice to not have to do that.”
“There are clear upsides and intrigue around a potential meet-up between Deadpool and the Avengers, but it shouldn’t be done just because they can.
Deadpool’s vulgarity and adult humor are a big part of the secret sauce behind his two films,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst for Boxoffice.com.
Feige also disclosed about Marvel’s upcoming TV series slated to premiere on Disney+. The new streaming service is currently developing vehicles for heavy-hitters like Loki, WandaVision, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and What If?.
Alan Horn had recently mentioned that future R-rated movies would be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Disney+ will not have mature content which will be handled by Hulu instead.