ByLuke Segota, writer at
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Spoilers below! You have been wizza-wizza-warned.

Deadpool is quickly becoming one of the most popular characters in pop culture. He is witty, damaged and does not care what you think. Something some may not know; he's pansexual.

For years fans have been speculating on Wade Wilson's sexuality, leading to the following comments by Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of Deadpool alongside Rob Liefeld;

“Have answered so many times,” he wrote in one petulant tweet. “DP brain cells are in CONSTANT FLUX. He can be gay one minute, hetero the next, etc. ALL ARE VALID.”


Throughout the entire Deadpool film, if you were looking for it, Wade Wilson often makes little comments hinting towards sexuality (or lack there of). Taking Nicieza's Twitter comments into account, the character is always changing. Just like his cells are always regenerating, his preferences are always in flux as well.

Deadpool constantly hits on Spiderman
Deadpool constantly hits on Spiderman

I don't think that Fox Studios will bring this aspect of the character into the movies more then just the small jokes already made, being that they've established a healthy hetero-relationship for Deadpool already. It would be kind of funny to watch it play out, the first film showing that his driving force is love and rescuing his girl, the second film having him explore his sexuality further then just the "National Women's Day" scene.

Happily Hetero
Happily Hetero

I do think it says something, however. Even if Fox does decide to play it safe (although there was a lot of raunchy stuff in the first movie too) they weren't hiding who the character is. There were multiple references to an apparent attraction towards Hugh Jackman (even mentioning performing fellatio on Wolverine, which would be hilarious to witness in action). Even as the credits rolled, as the names appeared for multiple characters an animated doodle of Deadpool was getting an erection, albeit getting harder as men's names came on screen. It may have just been for the laughs, but that was something!


Do you think we'll be seeing more LGBT comic book characters on the big screen anytime soon?


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