Logan And Deadpool Movies Debut On Disney Plus
Nearly three years after its launch, streaming service Disney Plus has finally begun wading into more mature waters, greenlighting more adult-oriented projects and bringing the violent street-level Defenders-verse shows over from Netflix. To accommodate this influx of decidedly grown-up programming, the streamer effectively created a new parental rating system, in turn, paving the way for TV-MA and R-rated content to eventually make its Disney debut.
While it’s been a few months since Disney Plus first implemented its mature measures, the service has now welcomed the motherlode of Marvel’s R-rated exploits into its ever-expanding library: Logan, Deadpool, and Deadpool 2. As the violent grittiness of Logan and foul-mouthed irreverence of the Deadpool movies are very much outside the family-friendly realm of Disney, it’s very surprising to see the former Fox properties join their MCU brethren, despite each movie’s Marvel credentials.
The very R-rated stylings of Logan and Deadpool were commissioned at a time when 20th Century Fox was still holding tight to the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights, and aiming to differentiate from Marvel Studios’ colorful Avengers saga with more adult-oriented stories. However, following Disney’s seismic purchase of Fox in 2017, speculation mounted regarding whether these fan-favorite projects might ever be directly acknowledged by Marvel again.
With that said, today’s Disney Plus debuts have definitively put such arguments to bed. While projects under the Disney-owned Marvel Studios have been largely skewed to a family-friendly audience, it looks like the future of the brand is now making room for more mature stories to take place. A new Daredevil series appears to be picking up where the brutal 3-season saga left off and a tentative Deadpool 3 is currently in the works with all of its trademark irreverence intact.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Deadpool and Logan added to Disney Plus, or has the campaign to add Wesley Snipes’ R-rated Blade trilogy only just begun? Are you simply waiting for Sony’s Spider-Man movies to finally join the service? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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