It is not a hidden secret that everyone has a chance to make Deadpool’s ‘red condom’ suit just a little tighter. In the comics, Deadpool has enjoyed the company of men, women, and anything in-between; but how much of that pansexuality will they transfer to the cinematic universe, and would Ryan Reynolds even be comfortable with it?
While we do not yet know the answer to the first question, the answer to the latter is, ‘hell-freakin’-yeah’!
What is Pansexuality, and How Does it Affect Me?
For those not of this century; pansexuality is defined as, ‘not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity’. This is easily confused bisexuality—neither of them mind if it is a metaphorical lock or key in their partners pants. The major difference between the two is gender identity; meaning that pansexuals wouldn’t mind finding an actual lock or key as opposed to the metaphorical.
Obviously the lock and key thing is a hyperbole and not to be taken seriously, but the point is that pansexuals focus more on the personality of the individual and don’t care if they are straight, bi, trans, gay, etc.
Secondly, unless you are a deathly allergic to people being happy, this will not affect you what so ever. If you are, then obviously the thought of children unwrapping puppies at Christmas should have killed you long ago. Where they are sticking their genitals is of no business to you, unless it is non-consensual.
Ryan Reynolds Gives His Blessing!
In a recent interview from Variety, Ryan Reynolds is questioned on his feelings on the matter of the characters sexuality:
“What is love to Deadpool, may not be what love is to Batman or someone else. I think that could be played up more—he’s an outsider in every way, shape, and form…I love that about Deadpool. I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more.”— Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds is currently working on the 2018 release and we are all curious how long it will be until we see some of the ‘other side’ of his pansexuality. As seen in the last movie, Vanessa is viewed as the perfect love interest for him and we would hate to see her go. Reynolds gives us the perfect answer,
“The only thing that you have to consider going forward is, ‘Are we being faithful to the canon that we nurtured and created?’ One of those things is that Deadpool is in love with Vanessa. Deadpool isn’t in love with Vanessa just because she’s a woman. He’s in love with Vanessa because he loves her.”
So while we may not see him make out with a guy any time soon, it is clear that he isn’t with Vanessa just because she has a vag.
The only argument brought up against bringing Deadpool’s sexuality to life on the big screen was concerning other countries. Hollywood wouldn’t want to alienate a significant number of countries due to the fact they aren’t as accepting as the U.S. In response to this, Reynolds gracefully and humorously added;
“That’s not really a problem for us, because we were banned in China. We were rated ‘F–k you!’ in China.”
Personally, I am ecstatic to see this comic character fully honored on screen and help us move into a more accepting culture worldwide. I hope to live in a place where no one is put off by the thought of matching genitalia. What do you think; should they keep Vanessa due to her wonderful character and only hint at other desires, or should they ditch her and introduce a new love interest? Let us know!