During yesterday’s live investor call, Bob Iger, the Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney, commented on a number of various topics regarding the company’s future.
One of the more interesting tidbits came when he said the Mouse House will commit itself to making R-rated Deadpool and other adult oriented Marvel movies following the company’s buyout of most of 20th Century Fox’s assets. Per Variety’s account of the meeting, Iger said “We will continue in that business,” adding “There’s certainly popularity” with those types of films.
While this is definitely good news for fans of Ryan Reynolds’ iteration of Deadpool, the more interesting news came a little bit later when Iger hinted that these projects would not be released under the traditional Marvel or Disney banners.
From these comments, Bob Iger is making it sound like Deapool and whatever other mature Marvel movies Disney puts out after the Fox merger will not be cannon in the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though Iger did not specify which labels these movies would fall under, Disney will be taking on the brands of both 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures. Will Disney be keeping in tact these companies?
Since the merger was announced, I just assumed Disney would do away with those companies for redundancy’s sake, but maybe I am wrong. Maybe we won’t be losing the iconic 20th Century Fox tag after all.
Obviously, a lot of the details have yet to be ironed out, let alone announced. For now we can only hurry up and wait.
What do you make of this news? Are you glad to hear Deadpool will be staying… Well, Deadpool? And would you like to see Disney keep 20th Century Fox in tact? I want to hear your thoughts, so hit me up in the comments below!