news culture Deadpool, Logan… Violent films, rated R, soon on Disney+?
Disney+ is changing its policy on R-rated films. What does this mean for the SVOD platform?
Deadpool, Logan… The Marvel family is growing
By acquiring 20th Century Studios in March 2019, the Walt Disney Company is also acquiring the few Marvel licenses that the house with the big ears did not yet have in its possession, starting with X-Men and Deadpool. Unfortunately for Walt Disney, these two licenses include feature films classified R, that is to say films not recommended for children under 17 in the United States, such as Deadpool first of the name, Deadpool 2 and Logan.
Until then, these films, although appreciated by critics and the public, were simply banned on Disney +, an SVOD platform which is above all intended to be public… However, Walt Disney is now changing its mind.
Disney+ is adding violent films to its collection
This is not the first time that the policy of Disney+ has changed, since remember, at the beginning of 2021, Walt Disney is setting up the Star section; a section intended for an adult audience. It offers many films and series a little less suitable for all audiences, such as American Horror Story and Alien, to name but a few. However, none of these programs were rated R.
Today, therefore, on the occasion of Comic-Con, Disney+ is once again reviewing its policy to reach a wider audience and indicates that its Star section can now count on the presence of Deadpool, Deadpool 2 and Logan, three R-rated films. A news that was quick to react Ryan Reynolds on his Twitter account.
We’re supposed to announce Logan and Deadpool will soon be the first R-rated movies on Disney+. But we all know some Disney movies should already be rated R for irreversible trauma. pic.twitter.com/FoIbiwKhiG
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 21, 2022
We’re supposed to announce that Logan and Deadpool will soon be the first R-rated movies on Disney+. But we all know that some Disney movies should already be rated R for irreversible trauma.
With this tweet, the actor obviously refers to many Walt Disney classics starting with Snow White, Bambi or The Lion King, three films that have traumatized multiple generations of children.
The launch of these three films on Disney+ marks a new turning point for the streaming platform. This means that other R-rated feature films or series may also join the catalog in the near future. Of course, parents are invited to review parental controls if they do not want their children to come across these productions deemed “very” violent.