Ryan Reynolds Wants Marvel To Make Deadpool Openly Bisexual In The MCU
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There's so little information about the third instalment to the Deadpool franchise, but it sounds like we've just been given a tiny insight.
Entertainment reporter Daniel Richtman reports leading man Ryan Reynolds is pushing Marvel to make his legendary character come out as bisexual in the MCU.
According to the well-placed leaker, Reynolds 'very much wants' to explore this side of his character, who is openly pansexual in the source material (meaning he's attracted to people not specific genders).
Wade Wilson and his superhero alter-ego Deadpool have been heterosexual in the previous two films, but the untitled third movie could mark a turning point in his character's arc.
Deadpool 2 broke ground with Negasonic Teenage Warhead and her girlfriend Yumiko. It was the first queer superhero relationship to ever be portrayed on the big screen, which is massive.
According to Variety, Negasonic actor Brianna Hildebrand wanted producers to reflect a same-sex couple in the film 'the way it is and not be a big deal'.
But it was Ryan's idea to make her character a lesbian and in a relationship; something Hildebrand found very comforting.
The openly gay actor told Playboy: "I was surprised when I was pitched it, but Ryan just sent me an email and was like, 'How would you feel about this?' and so that's great-I'm glad he asked me how I would feel about it.
"Obviously, I was like, 'I feel amazing about it. Let's do it!' I am glad that he asked me, though. I probably would have been like, 'Wow.'"
Reynolds has previously spoken about his desire to see more LGBTQIA+ characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
During a Comic Con panel in 2018, the Canadian actor said he believed the MCU should mirror what we already see in the real world.
"I certainly think that this universe...needs to represent and reflect the world in very real ways," he said.
"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."
Last year we got a tiny tidbit of information from the makers of the third Deadpool film.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed it will be R-rated and in the MCU but it was still in its early stages.
Speaking to Collider, he said: "It will be rated R and we are working on a script right now, and Ryan's overseeing a script right now... It will not be [filming] this year."