Disney May Expand on Fox’s R-Rated Movie Franchises

Disney CEO Bob Iger has doubled down on earlier claims that there will indeed be a place for Fox’s R-rated properties to exist within the House of Mouse, for superhero and non-superhero movies alike.

“We do believe there is room for the Fox properties to exist without significant Disney influence over the nature of the content,” Iger said during a first-quarter earnings call with investors and analysts. “Meaning that we see that there certainly popularity amongst Marvel fans for the R-rated Deadpool films, for instance, we’re going to continue in that business, and there might be room for more of that.”

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It was revealed in the conference call that such mature content will be directed toward Hulu, rather than to the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. (Following the conclusion of the Fox deal, Disney’s stake in Hulu will grow to 60 percent.) But in terms of the movies, Iger maintained his stance that Disney will find a space for violent and mature content, so long as those features are financially viable.

That will come as good news for fans worried about what would happen to such movies as Deadpool 3.

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