Already 2017 is off to an incredible start. Well, at least for Dustin:
If you’re not familiar, Deadpool has had some pansexual tendencies in the comic books as well as in Tim Miller and Ryan Reynold’s mind when they made the Deadpool movie last year. In the comic books, Deadpool’s sexuality is fluid and often played up to comedic effect, much like his reality. Some would consider it be along the lines of being baity and would question its genuineness. However, it could be agreed that dubbing Deadpool “bisexual” would be a bit too trite, too narrow for the Merc. Consider the following:
So no, I don’t think “bisexual” would be a fitting way of categorizing a character who has shamelessly flirted with Thor and Spider-Man and who would proposition a unicorn if given the opportunity. Deadpool is more of a sexual wrecking ball: wreaking havoc in all directions occasionally slowing down to get some Miley action.
A term that could be used to describe Deadpool’s sexuality would be pansexual.
Reynolds go on to explain to Variety
What love is 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. 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.
I love the sentiment behind Reynolds’ words about why Deadpool is in love with Vanessa just because it’s Vanessa. At the same time though, I have a few favorite picks should Deadpool want to switch it up for the next movie:
I know it’s not incredibly profitable for major studios to introduce same sex couplings considering that a large profitable market for superhero movies is in China, where it is less tolerant of gay rights. “That’s not really a problem for us, because we were banned in China. We were rated ‘f— you!’ in China.” states Reynolds.
I think if Reynolds and David Leitch wanted to really push the envelope and get some great free marketing, they’d just push for a same sex interest in the next installment.
Think you can do better than Vartox?
Or, you know, this?
Naaaaah. Doesn’t matter. We’re all winners.