Disney+ Adds Marvel R-Rated Movies ‘Deadpool’, ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Logan’ – Deadline

Disney+ is adding three popular Marvel movie titles to its lineup, Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Logan, which will launch on the platform on July 22. All three were produced by 20th Century Fox and are rated R.

As part of Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s assets, the company took over the Fox Film Studio, which controls limited Marvel intellectual property, including X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool. But until now, Fox’s R-rated Marvel movies had been kept off Disney+ in the US (dead Pool and Deadpool 2 began streaming on Disney’s other platform, Hulu, last fall.)

Disney+ is billed as the home of Marvel fare, which has a branding section on the platform. Until this year, that only included family-oriented movies and series produced by Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios, which carry a PG-13 rating (and its television equivalents, TV-PG, TV-14).

In March, Disney+ expanded into TV-MA/R territory by updating its existing parental controls in the US (it had already been done internationally). This was done in conjunction with the introduction to the platform of athe six original Marvel series for Netflix, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The defenders limited series, produced by defunct Marvel Television, all of which are rated TV-MA.

Description of the three films coming to Disney+:

dead Pool (2016): Based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional antihero, dead Pool tells the origin story of former Special Forces agent turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that left him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool tracks down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool 2 (2018): Rude mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), assembles a team of fellow mutant thieves to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

Logan (2017): In the near future, a tired Logan cares for a sick Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his heritage are turned upside down when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Disney will promote the arrival of all three films on Disney+ at Comic-Con with free mini chimichangas.

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