Kevin Feige Talks Deadpool’s Future At Marvel Studios: “[The Franchise] Is Working, So Why Would We Change it?”

The Playlist | 4/16/2019 | Charles Barfield
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With the Fox acquisition over at Disney, Marvel Studios now has control over pretty much every character from the comic books (minus Spider-Man). However, that doesn’t mean that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to see brand-new “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” films anytime soon. When discussing what the Fox merger means for Marvel Studios, there’s quite a bit that’s still up in the air, according to studio president Kevin Feige.

Speaking to Variety, the Marvel boss was asked about what the future might hold for the “X-Men” and other Fox superhero properties that he is now in control of. While we already know that full-scale reboots of the characters seem to be years off still, there may be some of the ideas that Fox put forward that Marvel Studios is interested in adopting.

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Feige said it “remains to be seen” if Marvel Studios will venture into the world of] R-rated adventures such as the successful films “Logan” and “Deadpool.” That being said, it appears that the adult-oriented humor that has made the latter character so damn popular is here to stay.

“When we were purchased, Bob [Iger, Disney CEO] said to us, ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it,’” said Feige. “There’s no question that Deadpool is working, so why would we change it?”

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Now, the real question is whether or not the R-rating is integral to Deadpool “working?” Can a PG-13 Marel Studios version of Ryan Reynolds’ character still be as edgy and funny as the no-holds-barred, filthy version that fans have come...
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