In an announcement made yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC22), Disney+ announced both “Deadpool” films, along with “Logan” will be added to the service starting today, July 22, 2022.
They will be the first R-Rated films to join the streamer in North America.
In European and Latin American markets, R-Rated films are already a part of the offerings.
No need to fret about young children having access to these films without parental supervision, though.
In March, when Disney+ added several Marvel series from Netflix, like “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” and “The Punisher,’ it also upgraded the parental controls to reflect the addition of these TV-MA shows.
So if you need to restrict access to “Deadpool,” “Deadpool 2,” and “Logan,” just visit your account’s parental controls.
Ryan Reynolds Makes the Announcement
With the announcement these movies were being added to Disney+, “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds jokingly tweeted: “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.”
He then attached four images of R-Rating mock-ups to his tweet to support his point:
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937): Rated R for “Breaking and entering, borderline polyandry, pretty sure those diamonds aren’t cruelty-free.”
- Old Yeller (1957): Rated R for “Total ugly-cry inducing straight-up murder of Old Yeller. Also, bear abuse.”
- The Lion King (1994): Rated R for “Fratricide, mauling, very possibly half-sibling lovin’, or at least kissing cousins. Seriously.”
- Bambi (1942): Rated R for “Cold-blooded killing of an innocent deer mom, that will cause lifelong trauma.”
I mean,, he’s not wrong…as a kid, Bambi’s mom’s death messed me up a bit. But Reynolds is known for sarcastic self-deprecating sense of humor.
X-Men on Disney+
Not only are these additions making history for their ratings, but the three films are also part of Disney’s plan to reclaim X-Men films, setting up eventually bringing the mutants into the MCU.
It’s one of the biggest requests from fans, and the pieces are coming together…though the X-Men and their mutant powers have been teased in several recent MCU projects like “WandaVision,” “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” and even “Ms. Marvel.”
So by the time you’re reading this, “Deadpool,” “Deadpool 2,” and “Logan” will be available for you to stream on Disney+. Adjust your parental controls as necessary.
Which one will you be watching first? Let us know in the comments.