Marvel’s “Deadpool” was never going to be a traditional comic book movie, thanks to Ryan Reynolds‘ potty-mouthed antihero. But the film might be pushing the envelope in another sense — with a leading man portraying fluid sexuality.
In a wide-ranging interview, Reynolds and director Tim Miller hinted that his character may have an appetite for both sexes, and all gender identities there within.
“Pansexual! I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool,” Miller told Collider of the hero’s appetites. Reynolds chimed in saying, so far, parent company Disney has had no problem with their edgy take.
“There is some sexuality in this movie for sure. 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,” he said.
Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a mercenary who develops accelerated healing powers after an underground experiment. The film is slated for to his U.S. theaters on February 12 , 2016.