Marvel‘s fast-talking, fourth wall-breaking antihero, Deadpool, is pansexual, who flirts with both men and women. Now, Ryan Reynolds is chiming in along with comic book fans calling for him to take up a male lover in future films. Reynolds said at a New York screening of the film on Monday,
“I love that about Deadpool. I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more. I certainly wouldn’t be the guy standing in the way of that. That would be great.”
Writer Rhett Reese and producer Simon Kinberg are also on board for expanding the heteronormative narratives of modern-day superheroes. Reese told Variety,
“We knew that was part of the comics. We wanted to honor that in the movie. But we did it in subtle ways,” Kinberg added. “There’s veiled references to it in this film. It’s in the DNA of the character.”
Reynolds revealed that the new film features a nude fight scene between Deadpool with Ajax (Ed Skrein) in a burning building, so a same-sex storyline isn’t too much of a stretch, really. Here’s a preview full of sexy bite and Deadpool snark. Watch.
(via Huffington Post)