‘Deadpool’ film to feature pansexual lead character

By : Jeremy Williams
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The director of the soon-to-be-released Deadpool film has confirmed that the “merc with a mouth” will indeed be pansexual.

Tim Miller was asked in an interview with Collider if the film would feature a “hypersexualized” version of Deadpool like the one seen in the comics. Miller responded, “Pansexual! I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool.”

Comic book writer Gerry Duggan confirmed Deadpool identifies as someone other than straight on Twitter in 2013 when he posted “I consider [Deadpool] ready and willing to do anything with a pulse.”

Ryan Reynolds, who portrays the title character in the R-rated film, confirms that you will see more in Deadpool then other comic book-based films.

“There is some sexuality in this movie for sure,” Reynolds says. “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.”

Deadpool is not the first R-rated movie based on a comic book. Blade, Punisher and Kick-Ass are just a few titles released in the last couple of decades that carry the “not safe for kids” rating; but Deadpool is the first R-rating in the major studio’s “comic book cinematic universe’s” which have relied on the soft PG-13 to allow teen fanboys so swarm multiplexes and boost record-breaking ticket sales.

That, according to Reynolds, makes Deadpool something special.

“I just think there’s nothing else that occupies a space quite like it in any universe, in any comic book universe, and it’s been like that for a long time,” Reynolds said. “There’s some pretty racy, pretty hyper-violent things that happen in this movie and it’s been a lot of fun to shoot.”

Deadpool hits theaters February 2016.

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