There may be a few more F-bombs dropped around the Magic Kingdom.
The Walt Disney Company has enjoyed a clean image as the preeminent provider of family-friendly entertainment. However, things can get a little less wholesome with the acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox's film and television assets, a $ 71.3 billion purchase that will bring darker brands such as FX and Fox Searchlight into the Disney fold. Marvel superhero films such as "Deadpool" and "Logan," will now be reunited with the Avengers, a team of heroes that never breaches the PG-1
A call with investors, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that Disney will continue to make R-rated Deadpool movies and other adult-oriented Marvel adventures after it absorbs much of Fox.
continue in that business, "promised Iger, adding," There is certainly popularity "with those types of movies.
Iger hinted that these movies won't be released under the traditional Marvel or Disney banner. The company will make it an effort to ensure it is “carefully branding [R-rated films]… so we're not in any way confusing the consumer,” said Iger.
That will come as a relief for fanboys and fangirls who worried that The Disney might scrub a certain Merc's mouth out with soap. However, it means that any Deadpool and Toy Story crossovers will remain in the realm or perverted pop culture of fiction.