Ryan Reynolds has revealed he wants to explore Deadpool’s sexuality in future films in the superhero movie franchise.
The actor has played the Marvel anti-hero and his alter-ego Wade Wilson, who identifies as pansexual, in Deadpool and its 2018 sequel.
Reynolds told an audience at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend that he hopes the movie’s universe would soon explore Deadpool’s sexuality and feature more LGBTIQ characters, according to Variety.
Asked by a fan whether future films in the franchise would feature more queer characters, Reynolds replied, “I certainly think that this universe… needs to represent and reflect the world in very real ways.
“The great thing about Deadpool is that we’re allowed to do things that other superhero movies don’t necessarily do.
“It’s something that I’d love to see more of, certainly through Wade, certainly through this universe because it’s something that we’re building out more.”
The director of the first Deadpool film, Tim Miller, confirmed in 2015 the character would be pansexual.
“Pansexual. I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool,” he said in an interview at the time.
Deadpool 2 was praised by queer fans for being the first Marvel film to feature an on-screen same-sex couple.
The film featured a lesbian romance between characters Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio, played by Brianna Hildebrand and Shioli Kutsuna.