Disney+ is moving even further away from its family image with the addition of “Deadpool,” “Deadpool 2” and “Logan” arriving on the streaming service today, July 22. Along with Disney’s announcement yesterday, the company urged users to review their Parental Controls settings due to the sexual and violent nature of these movies.
While the movies were previously available on Disney+ outside of the US, these three titles are sure to upset US parents who have subscribed to the family service so their kids can enjoy family-friendly content.
“Deadpool” is arguably the most sexually inappropriate film in the Marvel Cinema Universe, rated R for foul language, violence, sexual content and graphic nudity. “Deadpool 2” has violence, foul language and “brief drug material”. So you can expect a plethora of F-bombs and inappropriate jokes. For example, when Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) had baby-sized knuckles, he said, “I bet it’s huge in that hand.”
Meanwhile, “Logan” has brief nudity as well as the typical brutal violence that Wolverine brings.
Highly R-rated superhero movies join TV series “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “The Punisher” and “The Defenders,” which have been added to the service. in March. That same month, Disney+ updated its parental controls to accommodate more mature titles without upsetting too many parents.
There was a false alarm in April when it was suspected Disney+ would get its first R-rated movie, “Kiss of the Dragon,” after it was mistakenly added to its sizzle reel on YouTube. “Kiss of the Dragon” was intended for Disney+ Canada.
Additionally, the adult films “Hot Shots” and “Hot Shots: Part Two” were removed from the platform just days after they were added by Disney+.
Disney’s Star brand in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other markets offers mature titles such as “Alien”, “Terminator”, “Die Hard”, “Kingsman”, “Atlanta” and many more, which the company has announced in 2020.
To celebrate the arrival of “Deadpool” and “Deadpool 2” on Disney+, fans at San Diego Comic-Con can get a free mini chimichanga, available at Seaport Village July 22-23.
“Deadpool 3” is currently in pre-production.