7:34am PT by Aaron Couch
Ryan Reynolds Trolls With Photo of Deadpool Getting Kicked Out of Disney Park
Deadpool was looking to cause a little trouble this morning following Disney's announcement that it was acquiring his studio, 21st Century Fox.
Ryan Reynolds shared a photo of Deadpool getting escorted out of a Disney park by security, after his character apparently acted in a way not becoming of a Disney guest. Reynolds captioned the photo this way: "Apparently you can’t actually blow the Matterhorn." (Read into that what you will.) The image is from artist Mutant 101.
Apparently you can’t actually blow the Matterhorn. pic.twitter.com/2bEAAcZrUv— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 14, 2017
Reynolds has made a few jokes on Twitter about a possible Disney-Fox merger, which has raised questions about the raunchy and R-rated Deadpool property at the family-friendly studio.
On Dec. 6, when CNBC reported a deal was near, Reynolds wrote, "Time to uncork that explosive sexual tension between Deadpool and Mickey Mouse." A month earlier, when the news outlet first broke the story that a merger was possible, Reynolds asked, "If this is true, I wonder how the fudge it would affect Deadpool?"
But on Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Iger indicated on a call with investors that an R-rated Deadpool could co-exist at Disney.
"[Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool," said Iger. "As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine."
In addition to his Disney merger joke, Reynolds also shared a new photo from Deadpool 2 on Thursday, with the Merc with the Mouth and Cable (Josh Brolin) re-creating Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam."
Some might call this creation a masterpiece, but to me it’s just well hung art to be shared with the world. pic.twitter.com/O7ezRdGXX2— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 14, 2017
Deadpool 2 is set for June 1, 2018.