Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool Will Be Pansexual According to Director, But Was He Serious?


Deadpool director Tim Miller has gone on record to say the Marvel character played by Ryan Reynolds will be pansexual in his film. But was he serious and if so, what does it actually mean?

Deadpool has a history of being offensive that’s for sure but some rumored dialogue from the film that made the rounds over the summer had some folks rightfully concerned.

If you’re not familiar, pansexuality refers to being attracted to, loving, etc. people of any sex or gender identity. Or more simply, someone’s gender or sex is just irrelevant to your sexual or emotional response to them.

In 2013, Marvel writer Gerry Dugan referred to Deadpool as omnisexual (another word for pansexual) on Twitter. Fabian Nicieza (the character’s co-creator) has said “Deadpool is whatever sexual inclination his brain tells him he is in THAT moment. And then the moment passes.” Some further comments about how his sexuality relates to his mental state had some fans disappointed in Nicieza’s words but the general idea was Deadpool could like anyone.

Collider asked Miller and Reynolds in larger interview:

Can you talk about the tantalizing fireside photo that you guys put out. Does this mean it will be a very hypersexualized Deadpool?

Miller: Pansexual! I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool.

Reynolds: 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. They were here yesterday, they were thrilled, they saw some cut footage and so far so good. 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. They’ll be slowly released.

It’s unclear the tone in which the specific quotes were given and there wasn’t a follow up question to prod them on whether or not Deadpool being pansexual would mean we’d see him actually act on his many desires in the film. Reynolds says there’s some sexuality but he’s not specific and the trailer shows him being intimate with a woman.

Marvel, as a comics publisher, has come under some heat itself lately due to their Editor in Chief’s seeming reluctance to actually label LGBTQ+ characters. With such awful representation for these characters in comics, TV, film, etc. it would be a shame if the director of Deadpool was just poking fun without any follow through.

(via NewNowNext)


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3 Responses to “Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool Will Be Pansexual According to Director, But Was He Serious?”

  1. PowerSerg says:

    I feel like he was serious or he wouldn’t have bothered with it. I mean I guess we’ll see how well it is played out in the movie.

  2. Mild Mannered Goat says:

    Ahh, you’re right a follow-up question would have been great. I hope he was serious! It’s hard to tell without hearing the director’s tone, but I have kind of a good feeling about it. I think because he knew the term ‘pansexual’ and he specifically was like “quote me on this.” Fingers crossed!

  3. Steven McDade says:

    A true anti hero movie. I don’t know how I feel about these newer “superheros”. Guess I like mine to have a good sense of moral good.