Over the past several years, Disney has been sucking in film properties like a black hole sucks in light. While monopolies are a rightfully scary thing, one plus is that we’ve gotten lots of new shows and movies in beloved universes, like Star Wars and Marvel. It’s not much of a stretch to say that without Disney buying Marvel Studios in 2009, we may never have gotten the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.
However, there are some causes for concern, especially with more adult properties, since Disney has a reputation for being a pretty family-friendly company. Nowhere is this quandary more prominent than with Deadpool, the merc with a mouth and an on-again-off-again member of the X-Men. When the first Deadpool movie came out under 20th Century Fox in 2016, it made waves for its R-rating and self-referential style, which paid homage to the comics by frequently breaking the fourth wall. The sequel Deadpool 2 continued that trend, to the point where Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) even referred to the film’s villain Cable as “Thanos,” since he was played by MCU alum Josh Brolin.
Now that 20th Century is a part of Disney and it’s been confirmed that we’ll be getting a Deadpool 3 as part of the MCU, it’s reasonable to wonder if Mickey Mouse might stick out his gloved hand and curb Deadpool’s more outrageous tendencies. Thankfully, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.