The finish line for the months-long merger between Disney and 20th Century Fox is in sight. Shortly after 9:00 p.m. PT tonight, Disney will close the $71.3 billion deal that will potentially add the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Disney’s purchase of the Fox movie and TV studios will inevitably have huge ramifications across Hollywood. Of course, we don’t know exactly what those changes are, but it’s safe to assume that Hollywood will be forever changed after tonight.
To celebrate the occasion, Ryan Reynolds did what he does and took to Twitter. In a tweet from earlier this morning, he shared an image of Deadpool wearing Mickey Mouse ears on a school bus waving. On the side of the bus, it clearly says “Disney.” The image is captioned with, “Feels like the first day of ‘Pool.” Check it out for yourself.
Feels like the first day of ‘Pool. pic.twitter.com/QVy8fCxgqr
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 19, 2019
Even though it’s assumed that Disney’s merger with Fox means that Deadpool will also enter the MCU, there are no guarantees. Once Upon a Deadpool proved that the character can still make money in a PG-13 film, but much of his appeal stems from his unfiltered dialogue and comedy. How well would that work on a consistent basis without an R rating?
What do you think? Should Disney continue letting Deadpool run rampant throughout the MCU, our should they reign him in? Let us know in the comments!