Does it come to anyone’s surprise that Ryan Reynolds, uh, we mean Deadpool, had an A+ response to the big news about Disney buying 21st Century Fox? Because if you are surprised, then you haven’t really been paying attention to the internet for the past couple of years.
Back in November, when rumors started swirling about the possibility of Disney buying Fox, Reynolds asked the question on every Deadpool fan’s mind at the time.
“If this is true, I wonder how the fudge it would affect Deadpool?” Reynolds opined.
He had good reason to wonder since, well, Deadpool’s brand of comedy and brutal slaughtering of bad guys doesn’t exactly make for a terrific fit with the Disney brand.
Fast forward a month and reports that the deal was about to officially go down and once again, Reynolds was there with the perfect response.
So when news broke on Thursday that Disney had sealed the deal to buy 21st Century Fox, naturally, Reynolds, errr, Deadpool, once again had an A+ to the news.
“Apparently you can’t actually blow the Matterhorn,” Reynolds/Deadpool wrote.
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And if you are, like many, including Ryan Reynolds, wondering just this purchase actually means for Deadpool (and on a lesser level the X-Men and Fantastic Four), Disney CEO Bob Iger appears to have put any worries to rest, reports io9.
“[Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel-branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool,” Iger said. “As long as we let the audiences know what’s coming, we think we can manage that fine.”
Funny how Disney doesn’t feel like messing with a movie that raked in $783 million worldwide, isn’t it?