There’s no denying it – Deadpool is a badass. He certainly won’t be pulling any punches with his fists or with his tongue... In more ways than one. The Merc with a Mouth makes other superheroes look tame in comparison.
The character's sexuality has made the news recently, when, during an interview with Collider, director Tim Miller has confirmed that Deadpool is in fact pansexual. Pansexuality as a sexuality is "gender blind," not limited to attraction by sex or gender identity. Or, within the Marvel Universe, you could say not picky about Mutant type, either.
However, Marvel fans won't be surprised at this revelation. His open sexuality has been alluded to many times on page, and it's clear that he is, let's say, exceedingly liberal.
Not for kids
Although it's beyond cool we could have our first onscreen pansexual superhero (or, perhaps more fittingly, antihero), this makes up a small fraction of why Deadpool could be one of the most awesome, unconforming and, quite frankly, vivacious Marvel adaptations to burst on to the big screen.
Fans of the comics will be delighted that the movie is definitely not for kids. For a character as explicit as Deadpool to work, he needs to be free to do all the messed up sh*t he likes. That includes sex (lots of it), violence (even more of it) and lots of witty R-rated wisecracks from Ryan Reynolds.
If you were ever in doubt about all his glorious vulgarity making the big screen, check out the red band trailer below. I mean, come on, it contains this epic quote:
"You look like Freddy Kreuger face-f*cked a topographical map of Utah."
Reynolds himself was even surprised at what they've managed to get away with so far. He said:
"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."
Reasons Deadpool could be the best we've seen
If you're still not convinced, here are a few more reasons Deadpool could be the most badass hero we've seen on screen, gleaned from Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller's recent interview:
1. Like in the comics, Deadpool will break the fourth wall
True to the comics, Reynolds's character will break the fourth wall and talk to the audience. Of course, this opens up many possibilities for more jokes, and from what I've seen in the trailer so far, the more jokes the better. It also leads us to...
2. Easter Eggs, Lots of Easter Eggs
There will be plenty, which Reynolds claims fans "will love." Although he's not given much away, it has been confirmed Deadpool, when breaking the fourth wall, will make fun of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a movie Reynolds appeared in as the character.
He'll also be self aware of the fact he's in the movie. Screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese said:
“He can talk about the fact that he’s in a movie, he can talk about things that the character wouldn’t know and everyone around him is kind of like, ‘What are you talking about?’”
3. The soundtrack, inspired by Reynolds, will be awesome
Reynolds wanted a soundtrack to reflect his own personal taste in '80s and '90s hits, and had a "panic attack" when he saw Guardians of the Galaxy and noticed the similarities.
However, that's not stopping anything. Any allegations of copying Guardians will be misinformed. Director Miller said:
"If it looks like in any of the nostalgic use of music that we’re chasing Guardians, look at the script that was leaked years ago and it has all these music references"
4. The movie is devoted to its fans
Although it took years to make, the movie finally got the go ahead following pressure from fans – and that's not lost on the production team. And, the good news? As a result it'll translate into authenticity. Reynolds said:
"I feel like we owe it to them to give them the most authentic Deadpool possible and at the same time we also feel indebted to them for getting this movie made."
5. Unlike other superheroes, what you see is what you get
It's standard for superhero characters to don a muscle suit under their outfits. But not for Mr. Reynolds, oh no.
Due to his muscular physique in real-life, Deadpool looked "f*cking jacked."
"We dropped all the muscle suit and that’s all 100 percent USDA Ryan Reynolds underneath. But it looks great because the costume kind of slims him back down, which is to what I think is the quintessential Deadpool. I mean he’s not a super strong guy."