Ryan Reynolds just gave us another reason to love him.
In a recent interview with Variety, the 39-year-old-actor told the magazine that he would totally be down with his character in Deadpool having a boyfriend in the future. Reynolds snagged a Best Actor nomination at this upcoming weekend’s Golden Globes for his portrayal of Wade Wilson/Deadpool, a wisecracking mercenary.
“What love is to Deadpool may not be what love is to Batman or someone else,” Reynolds told Variety. “I think that could be played up more. He’s an outsider in every way, shape and form.”
Rhett Reese, one of the film’s screenwriters adds: “Most comic book heroes have been heterosexual or homosexual. We find that interesting and groundbreaking. I hope it can evolve into something a little more.”
Deadpool identifies as pansexual, and while we left the Marvel superhero with a girlfriend, that doesn’t mean we may not see him with a man in the future. While Marvel has been super inclusive of LGBT narratives in their comics, Hollywood hasn’t done such a great job at bringing these plot lines to the big screen. Hopefully, this changes. We have a feeling Reynolds’ outspoken acceptance may help make it happen, making Deadpool Hollywood’s first true LGBT superhero.
Unicorn Booty’s Daniel Villareal wrote all about this after sharing director Mike Buonaiuto #LGBTSuperheroes campaign video. “It’s not exactly Hollywood-level production value, but it’s well on its way, and much more progressive than Hollywood’s current superhero films that haven’t even dared to put an LGBT savior onscreen. Sadly, we don’t have openly LGBT superheroes on the small screen either (although Xena Warrior Princess is about to come back to us as an unabashed lesbian).”
So for now, we will just have to use our imaginations to picture the Deadpool man on man kiss. But who will be the lucky guy? Chris Hemsworth? Or maybe his brother, Liam? Or maybe both? Ugh, a gay boy can dream.
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