Ryan Reynolds has signed on to play the pansexual superhero Deadpool once again, reports Heroic Hollywood.
Reynolds was in talks to increase his earnings after making $2 million for the first film. “Deadpool” ended up raking in $754 million at the box office making it the most successful film in the X-Men franchise. It also earned the title of highest grossing R-rated movie of all time.
According to Heroic Hollywood, details on the new contract have not been released but Reynolds would make more money.
Deadpool is seen flirting and showing sexual attraction to both men and women in the film, making him the first non-heterosexual superhero to have his own movie.
Variety reported writer Rhett Reese has said Deadpool’s sexuality would be explored further in a sequel.
“We knew that was part of the comics. We wanted to honor that in the movie,” Reese says.
Reynolds has also stated he would like Deadpool to have a same-sex romance in the sequel.
“That would be great. I certainly wouldn’t be the guy standing in the way of that,” Reynolds says. “I love that about Deadpool. I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more.”
Filming is scheduled to begin this fall.