What does the Disney/Fox Merger Mean for R-Rated Marvel Movies?

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Over the past year and a half, Marvel movies recently opened up the door to the R-Rated world with films like Deadpool and Logan hitting the big screens. Now that Disney has officially acquired 21st Century Fox, we will see a whole new world of Marvel now that selected characters will officially be able to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of those characters, being our ever so favorite snarky and sassy hero – Deadpool.

Deadpool completely dominated the box office when it was released in February 2016 grossing approximately $783.1 Million Dollars. Fans were especially in love with the fact that it was entirely a more ‘adult’ tone of a film, and the humor behind it was classic Deadpool.

The question is, now that Disney has officially merged with 21st Century Fox… what will become of our R-Rated Superhero films? Fans have expressed some concerns that Disney’s family-friendly brand will change the adult-themed comic book movies. However, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld doesn’t seem to share that same concern.

In a recent interview with, he expressed his thoughts on the matter:

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Julia Valenti
Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She has a B.A in Communications with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations. She is also in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer, and is currently in the process of going back to school for her Masters Degree. Some of her hobbies include fangirling, writing, cosplaying with her groups 'Emerald Archers' and 'DC Cosplayers East', hiking and training her German Shepherd, Soot. You can frequently find her at conventions cosplaying as Black Canary or as Hawkgirl with her boyfriend, who does Hawkman and Bane. :)