Ryan Reynolds Wants to Unmask Deadpool’s Pansexuality

"We’re allowed to do things that other superhero movies don’t necessarily do."

Ryan Reynolds hopes to see greater LGBTQ representation in the Deadpool universe.

The 41-year-old actor joined the Deadpool panel Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, Variety reports. A fan, who described herself as bisexual, asked if future Deadpool movies would include more queer characters.

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“I love that you identify with that,” Reynolds responded. “I certainly think that this universe… needs to represent and reflect the real world in very real ways, so yeah.”

Reynolds stars in the film franchise, based on Marvel Comics characters, as the canonically pansexual mercenary mutant and his alter ego Wade Wilson. GLAAD praised Deadpool 2 for its groundbreaking LGBTQ storyline involving Negasonic (Brianna Hildebrand) and Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna).

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“The great thing about Deadpool is that we’re allowed to do things that other superhero movies don’t necessarily do, and that is probably one of them,” Reynolds continued. “So it’s something I would love to see more of, certainly through Wade, certainly through this universe because we’re building it out still, and we have a lot of tools in the shed that we get to play with.”

Reynolds previously said he wanted Wade to have a boyfriend in the sequel. “What love is to Deadpool may not be what love is to Batman or someone else,” he explained. “I think that could be played up more. He’s an outsider in every way, shape, and form.”

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