Deadpool aims to make history for reasons beyond its R rating: The on-screen Merc with a Mouth will be pansexual.
In a recent interview about the film, due out Feb. 12, star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller were asked if the film would see “very hypersexualized Deadpool.”
“Pansexual! I want that quoted,” he told Collider. “Pansexual Deadpool.”
“There is some sexuality in this movie for sure,” Reynolds elaborated. “You kinda think you have moments when you’re shooting where you think, ‘This is, uh, a little excessive. This is a comic book movie. Are we gonna get away with this?’ But so far so good. Studio hasn’t crushed us with anything.”
Previously, producer Simon Kinberg has emphasized the film’s graphic nature, saying nothing is off-limits for the big-screen Deadpool (an assertion that’s supported by the film’s red band trailer).
“Deadpool is a hard R,” Kinberg said in July. “It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don’t.”
In the comics, the acerbic antihero is omnisexual, according to Marvel writer Gerry Duggan. The character’s co-creator, Fabian Nicieza, wrote on Twitter in August that “[Deadpool] brain cells are in CONSTANT FLUX. He can be gay one minute, hetero the next, etc. ALL ARE VALID.”
Head on over to Collider for the full interview.