When Disney's acquisition of Fox was finally a done deal, fans were ecstatic to learn that the cinematic rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four would finally revert to Marvel Studios.
Since then, fans have been wondering how and when the Marvel Cinematic Universe will introduce these characters, including Deadpool, who has two highly successful films under his belt. This, of course, begs the question: will Marvel bring in the Merc with a Mouth into the MCU at all, or will he simply remain in his own, R-rated universe?
Iger notes X-Men, Deadpool, Fantastic 4 are now under Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige's control. Hear from sources that there are debates about whether Deadpool can move seamlessly between R-rated solo outings and PG-13 rated MCU movies.— Brent Lang (@BrentALang) August 6, 2019
Well, it seems Disney is currently weighing the possibilities, and during Disney's Q3 Earnings Call, Variety's Brent Lang noted he hears "from sources that there are debates about whether Deadpool can move seamlessly between R-rated solo outings and PG-13 rated MCU movies."
Both Deadpool and Deadpool 2 were R-rated films, which allowed the character to use as many expletives as he wanted and to be as violent as possible. The rating surely contributed to the film's success, and now it appears the big question is, can a toned down Deadpool work in the MCU?
Whatever the case may be, we likely won't find out until after Phase Four kicks off Black Widow on May 1, 2020.