The $71 billion purchase of Fox by Disney has officially been completed.
So now Disney is the proud new owner of properties like Hulu, FX, The Simpsons, American Horror Story, Atlanta, Archer, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and several iconic movie franchises like Alien, Planet of the Apes, Die Hard, Avatar, and, oh yeah, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool.
And while James McAvoy, AKA Professor X, may have serious doubts about how the X-Men can fit into the Avengers’ movie universe, Deadpool, AKA Ryan Reynolds, doesn’t seem quite as concerned.
Back when the merger was initially announced in December of 2017, here’s what Reynolds had to say…
And here’s how Deadpool reacted…
Back then, Disney CEO Bob Iger tried to allay any concerns fans may have with regard to the R-rated Merc with a Mouth moving into the House of Mouse, saying, “[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. As long as we let the audiences know what’s coming, we think we can manage that fine.”
Almost $1.6 BILLION in worldwide box office receipts makes it a littler easier, I’m sure.
Fast forward almost a year-and-a-half and the deal is done, so of course, Reynolds slash Deadpool was going to weigh in on the news.
Now all we need is for this to happen.
Ryan Reynolds approves…