“Deadpool” director Tim Miller has weighed in on the movie version of the Merc with a Mouth’s sexuality, and now star Ryan Reynolds has as well.
The actor recently commented on Deadpool’s pansexuality in the comics, telling Variety, “I love that about Deadpool. I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more,” he said, referencing Deadpool’s monogamous relationship with a girlfriend, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), in the film.
Reynolds added that it would be “nice” for Wade Wilson to have a male love interest in the future, saying he “certainly wouldn’t be the guy standing in the way of that. That would be great.”
There have been numerous hints about Deadpool’s sexuality over the years, most of which have been documented online. Variety notes that the film makes similar “winks” towards Deadpool’s sexuality, which is in line with director Miller’s comments about his DP being pansexual. Screenwriter Rhett Reese and producer Simon Kinberg also had comments on the matter for Variety.
“We knew that was part of the comics,” said Reese. “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.” The producer also said he would not rule out giving Wade Wilson a male love interest in future films.
“Deadpool” opens in theaters on February 12.