The film landscape continues to change, and earlier this year there was a gargantuan change in the form of the Disney-Fox merger (or the acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox by Disney, at least). We’ve already seen Disney slim down that Fox slate, and the layoffs have already begun, but we have yet to see what effect, if any, that will have on the successful R-rated Deadpool franchise.
On more than one occasion, the future of the Deadpool movies has seemed relatively secure, but you never really know what’s what in this business until you’re sitting in theaters. It’s an industry made up of millions of moving parts, and any one of them could potentially derail any other part at any point. So, what is this franchise’s future? Speaking with CineXpress at Puerto Rico ComicCon, actress Zazie Beetz weighed in on her hopes for Deadpool in the wake of the acquisition.
“I hope Disney — they have a different audience base than Fox, and I hope that they continue to honor Fox’s audience base.
“Deadpool does well because it speaks to an audience that enjoys the playfulness of life and not shying away from harder jokes and harder stuff, and adult content. I think that is important in this superhero universe. Yes, you have it for the children, but you can make it fun for adults as well, and I like that about Deadpool.”
She’s preaching to the choir here. As much as fans have complained about the X-Men franchise, Deadpool was a breath of fresh air, so there are sure to be plenty of fans who are ready and willing to see more of them — so long as they can be made as good as the first two.
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