Deadpool and Logan Headed to Disney+ This Week, First R-Rated Films to Join Streamer

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Disney+ is getting more mature-rated superhero content.

Disney announced today that Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Logan will be available for Disney+ subscribers in the U.S. to stream beginning tomorrow, July 22. The additions are notable for two reasons: one, they’re from 20th Century Studios, and two, they will be the first movies in the Disney+ catalog to carry an R rating—something that Marvel Studios has continued to avoid with its own superhero features.

Here’s Disney’s synopses for Deadpool, Deadpool 2, and Logan, although most audiences should already be familiar with all three:

“Deadpool” (2016): Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

“Deadpool 2” (2018): Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

“Logan” (2017): In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Image: 20th Century Studios

Because of the subject mater in these films, Disney has reminded subscribers to check their parental controls settings to “ensure a viewing experience most suitable for them and their family.”

Disney introduced updated parental controls for its streaming service earlier this year to usher in the arrival of Netflix’s Marvel shows, which are designed with mature audiences in mind. They include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher.

Subscribers have the option of selecting “content ratings restrictions for each profile, as well as to add a PIN to lock profiles.”

It’s unclear if Hugh Jackman will ever play Wolverine again, but Ryan Reynolds will return as Deadpool in a third installment of the franchise. Deadpool 3 will be directed by Shawn Levy, who recently directed Reynolds in Free Guy and The Adam Project, a Netflix film in which a fighter pilot “teams up with his 12-year-old self for a mission to save the future.”

Source: Disney

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