Disney won’t duct tape Deadpool’s R-rated potty mouth, says Iger


According to Variety, Iger said, "We will continue in that business", while noting, "there's certainly popularity" with those types of films.

Iger's calling that an investment in Disney's future, and betting big that Disney+ will find a substantial audience in a world where several major streaming services already exist.

Instead, the film, which debuts March 8, will be held for Disney's own streaming service, Disney+, which is expected to launch by the end of the year. Hulu is set to be used as a means of separating the content from Fox that doesn't fit in with Disney's family-friendly approach, which will also potentially house the promised continuation of R-rated movies.

"The increase in operating loss was due to the investment ramp-up in ESPN+, which was launched in April 2018, a loss from streaming technology services and costs associated with the upcoming launch of Disney+, partially offset by an increase at our global channels and a lower equity loss from our investment in Hulu", the company said.

"During another call with investors in 2017, Iger said, "[Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel-branded. While Stan has the rights to stream Marvel content in Australia, there has been no official confirmation as to if Captain Marvel will be available on the streaming service if Disney+ is not in Australia at that point.

Iger said that Disney was "betting on the direct-to-consumer business for the long term" and that this business would "become an important part of Disney's bottom line and long-term strategy".

He also revealed that all content departments and brands, including Pixar, as well as Lucasfilm and Marvel, are working on shows and films with Disney+ in mind.

The same goes for the new Star Wars series The Manadalorian, which will be on Disney+ in North America when it airs, but it is still unknown as to how we will be watching it in Australian.