Since Disney officially announced that it bought 20th Century Fox, all kinds of questions have been popping up about what the massive sale will mean for the future of some of our most beloved characters. One of the most pressing questions revolves around Deadpool: will Disney attempt to scrub up his R-rated image, and therefore kill nearly everything that is great about that character to begin with? Well, we now have an answer straight from the Disney CEO himself, and fans are breathing a huge sigh of relief.

"[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 Disney CEO Bob Iger, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "As long as we let the audiences know what's coming, we think we can manage that fine." Not only does this mean Deadpool will keep his R-rated persona, but it also suggests Disney is down to dive deeper into more mature movies, which is pretty exciting.

Rumors of the Disney and Fox merger have been bubbling for weeks, but when it was announced this week many fans immediately began questioning the future of R-rated movies like Deadpool and Logan. Disney already owns Marvel, but Fox owned rights to Marvel characters like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. Would squeaky clean, family friendly Disney back away from these R-rated movies? Or re-cast existing X-Men like Jennifer Lawrence, James McCoy, and Michael Fassbender?

The reality is Fox’s Marvel R-rated movies have been massively successful: Deadpool became the top grossing X-Men movie ever when it cashed in $782 million worldwide. Similarly, Logan also brought in the big bucks, making $616 million at the global box office. And while we don’t know the fate of the X-Men actors, Deadpool in particular would likely come out of the merger unscathed by the nature of his character. After all, in the first movie, he even made fun of Fox and the X-Men movies.

Ryan Reynolds himself has been poking around the issue of what the Disney/Fox merger would mean for Deadpool.

Time to uncork that explosive sexual tension between Deadpool and Mickey Mouse. https://t.co/iUEXofWpRu

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 6, 2017

If this is true, I wonder how the fudge it would affect Deadpool? https://t.co/66RNUDU80S

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 6, 2017

Reynolds even shared a very on-brand and hilarious reaction to Disney’s acquisition of Fox after it became official.

Apparently you can’t actually blow the Matterhorn. pic.twitter.com/2bEAAcZrUv

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 14, 2017

Deadpool 2 is set to be released in theaters on June 1, 2018, but the latest news has renewed the excitement. Most people were relieved to know that Deadpool will stay the same violent and brutally sarcastic character we all know and love.

#Deadpool is staying Rated R pic.twitter.com/qESxHnGKzN

— Luis (@Scrface87) December 14, 2017

Disney buys Fox, also says "Deadpool can remain rated-R."

Well, that's all I need to know. pic.twitter.com/J3zIEWMLZa

— D-Piddy (@_dpiddy) December 14, 2017

Thank god deadpool is still gonna be rated r thank u Disney I love deadpool as an r rated character

— Eric Dixon (@RealEricDixon) December 14, 2017

Why did anyone think Deadpool wouldn't stay rated r?

— Platypenguin💜 (@PlatypenguinCPI) December 14, 2017

Deadpool better study up on Disney manners 😂😂😂😂#Marvel #Disney #fox #comics #art pic.twitter.com/w7e0drZ2Te

— The Punisher (@ItsNotRevenge) December 14, 2017

Dear @Disney just please...

Don't fuck with Deadpool
Don't fuck with Deadpool
Don't fuck with Deadpool
Don't fuck with Deadpool
Don't fuck with Deadpool
Don't fuck with Deadpool
Don't fuck with Deadpool
Don't fuck with Deadpool
Don't fuck with Deadpool

Sincerely... Everyone

— Chris Saint (@saintpiercing) December 14, 2017