On both the page and the big screen, Deadpool is widely known for his brazen willingness to push any and all envelopes. The character has conversations with his own comic book thought bubbles, talks directly to the audience, and is often even omnisciently aware that he lives inside a fictional setting. As the Merc with a Mouth’s sequel becomes ever closer, however, the director of Deadpool 2 appears open to exploring boundaries beyond that of the fourth wall.
“Everything in the Deadpool world is possible,” explained David Leitch when asked by Huffington Post to give his thoughts on Ryan Reynolds’ reported interest in presenting a pansexual Deadpool in the film series. “It’s such a crazy universe to play in, but I can’t comment about where we’re gonna go. That’s what’s fun about Deadpool, you really don’t know and you’re willing to ask these questions about him. I think that, right there, says it all. How often do you have a character where you could even have these discussions?”
Leitch then mused, ecstatically, about the opportunities that the character brings to the table, particularly after audiences resonated so well with actor Ryan Reynolds’ portrayal of the anti-hero in the first movie. “I’m so excited about how people are so into his universe and his world, and I think that says a lot about the character Ryan built. He’s perfect for that role.”
Alongside Reynolds, Deadpool 2 will star T.J. Miller as Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role, and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. Deadpool 2 is in production now in Victoria, British Columbia, before it will hit theaters on June 1, 2018.
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