Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool will be ‘pansexual’, director confirms

Reynolds says 'there is some sexuality in this movie for sure'

Deadpool director Tim Miller has confirmed that Ryan Reynolds’ anti-hero will be portrayed as “pansexual” – namely, attracted to people of any gender – in the forthcoming film.

Asked if the eagerly anticipated superhero movie will present a “hyper-sexualised” version of Deadpool, Miller told Collider: “Pansexual! I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool.”

Meanwhile, Reynolds explained that the film will not shy away from showing the character’s sexual side, saying: “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.”

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“We did a photo shoot for an entire day of just different, completely insane things that Deadpool is doing and there’s a lot more to come,” the actor added. “They’ll be slowly released.”

The long-awaited Deadpool movie is set to arrive in cinemas on February 4, 2016. Reynolds is flanked by a supporting cast that includes Haywire‘s Gina Carano, former Homeland actress Morena Baccarin and Silicon Valley star TJ Miller.

Visual effects specialist Tim Miller, whose CV includes creating the opening sequence for 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, makes his directorial debut from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the creators of US hoax-based comedy series The Joe Schmo Show. Miller began filming in late March in Vancouver, Canada, and Reynolds tweeted in late May that the shoot had wrapped.

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The film’s official plot synopsis teases: “Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.”

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