Just in case you didn’t know, Deadpool is Marvel’s first pansexual superhero. That means, he’s attracted to any sex and gender identity.
In an interview with Variety, actor Ryan Reynolds talked about Deadpool’s unique sexual position, saying, “What love is to Deadpool may not be what love is to Batman or someone else. I think that could be played up more. He’s an outsider in every way, shape, and form.”
But that’s not to say that a potential male love interest would appear in “Deadpool 2”. Reynolds added that it’ll happen according to the story’s progression.
He added, “The only thing that you have to consider going forward is, ‘Are we being faithful to the canon that we nurtured and created?’ One of those things is that Deadpool is in love with Vanessa. Deadpool isn’t in love with Vanessa just because she’s a woman. He’s in love with Vanessa because he loves her.”
The film’s screenwriter, Rhett Reese, also said that he hoped that Deadpool’s pansexuality can “evolve into something a little more”. He told Variety, “Most comic book heroes have been heterosexual or homosexual. We find that interesting and groundbreaking.”
This is not the first time Reynolds voiced his support regarding his character’s sexuality. Back in February 2016, he said, “I love that about Deadpool. I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more.”
Deadpool is not the only superhero who has a unique sexual preference. DC Comics previously confirmed that Wonder Woman is a bisexual woman.
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