Ryan Reynolds Is Open to Finding a Boyfriend for Deadpool

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

When we last saw Deadpool in the 20th Century Fox tentpole, he was happily in love with his girlfriend Vanessa (played by Morena Baccarin). But as Marvel’s first pansexual superhero, known to flirt with both men and women, star Ryan Reynolds isn’t counting out a boyfriend for his spandex-wearing superhero in future “Deadpool” installments.

“What love is to Deadpool may not be what love is to Batman or someone else,” Reynolds tells Variety in this week’s cover story. “I think that could be played up more. He’s an outsider in every way, shape, and form.”


ryan reynolds variety deadpool cover story

How ‘Deadpool’ Saved Ryan Reynolds

Hollywood has been nervous about introducing same-sex couplings in superhero movies, out of fear that major tentpoles could alienate audiences in countries less tolerant of gay rights. “That’s not really a problem for us, because we were banned in China,” 
Reynolds notes. “We were rated ‘f— you!’ in China.”

Reynolds has already sketched out plans for Deadpool movies beyond the sequel, set for a 2018 release. But it’s not clear how long fans will need to wait to see another love interest. “The only thing that you have to consider going forward is, ‘Are we being faithful to the canon that we nurtured and created?’” Reynolds asks. “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.”

Adds one of the film’s screenwriters, Rhett Reese: “Most comic book heroes have been heterosexual or homosexual. We find that interesting and groundbreaking. I hope it can evolve into something a little more.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 7

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. kjaer says:

    Normally I’d suggest Peter Parker, but since he’s fifteen in the MCU I’m going to have to pass on that one.

  2. Sal U. Lloyd says:

    Yeah, the gay porn parody can be called DEADPOLE

  3. Hmm says:

    Weird pansexual stuff tangents seems to be OK with both men & women based n this films success, and the jokes about gay sex are super funny, but please don’t marry him off with another guy. Create a new character for that.

    I am sorry, but I should remind you guys that the percentage of homosexuals on this planet is far less in number than than heterosexual that make up Deadpool fans.

    Just look at the drop in fans for the Green Lantern after they made him gay & also played by Ryan Reynolds. – Please don’t push Deadpool too far into gayness.

  4. Adam says:

    i definitely wouldn’t watch a deadpool film with the character having a boyfriend.. that’s disgusting

More Film News from Variety