God, Ryan Reynolds, give it a rest! We get it, you're perfect, Deadpool is great, and I'm probably going to see it for at least one very specific reason. And should this be the beginning of a franchise, looks like there will be even more to love—like some dude-on-dude superhero action.
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At the New York premiere on Monday, Reynolds said that it would be "nice" for Deadpool to get a boyfriend. “I certainly wouldn’t be the guy standing in the way of that,” Reynolds told Variety. “That would be great.”
There are several veiled references in the film to Deadpool's pansexuality, such as his suggestion of a fling with Wolverine and apparently a revealing sex montage.
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“We knew that was part of the comics,” said one of the film’s screenwriters, Rhett Reese. “We wanted to honor that in the movie. But we did it in subtle ways.”
While producers haven't ruled out a boyfriend for the mercurial mercenary, it would be a stretch since Hollywood is really not about that diversity life these days.
But times are a-changin', whether Hollywood reflects that or not. Reynolds's co-star and antagonist Ed Skrein had never even heard of pansexuality until joining the movie, but now he's ready to "be a spokesperson for pansexuality from here on out.”
“You know? This is 2016,” Skrein said. “We all need to grow up."
And noted mature adult Ryan Reynolds, unsurprisingly, is totally on board.
“I love that about Deadpool,” Reynolds said, referring to the character's fluid sexuality. “I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more."
I think we all do.