With the Disney/Fox merger finally going through, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon have access to almost the entirety of the Marvel Universe proper, as the purchase gives Disney the rights to the characters associated with Fantastic Four and the X-Men, including Deadpool. No one seems more excited about this change than Deadpool himself, or rather the actor portraying him.
Ryan Reynolds posted a photo celebrating Deadpool's arrival at Disney. The post includes a picture of Deadpool taking a school bus and waving to the camera, proudly wearing a pair of Mickey Mouse ears.
Feels like the first day of ‘Pool. pic.twitter.com/QVy8fCxgqr— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 19, 2019
Some fans have speculated that Deadpool could lose his edge after being brought into the Disney fold. However, Disney CEO Bob Iger previously told investors that Disney has no intention of turning Deadpool into a PG-13 character and that his solo films will likely remain rated-R.
"[Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool," Iger said at the time. "As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine."
For now, though, it remains to be seen what the future holds for Reynolds' take on the Merc with a Mouth.