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Ryan Reynolds Reveals That Deadpool Was A Dad In The Original Script For ‘Deadpool 2’

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (EW)—the one with Deadpool on the cover (oh! and you know, the actor who plays him) Ryan Reynolds reveals that in the brainstorming sesh and the first draft of the script for Deadpool 2, they (Reynolds along with co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) played around with the idea of  Deadpool as a dad.

According to EW Reynolds said:

  The genesis of it was 'What if Deadpool had a child?' Like, what if we started five years later and what would that be like? By page 1.5, it was totally untenable,” says Reynolds. “We were just like, ‘Nope. Nope. No, no, no. This is never, ever going to work.’ We went back to the drawing board and kind of reworked it in a way about wanting to have a child, which is something that so many people I know experience on a daily basis — wanting to have a child but can’t.”

Still Reynolds says the idea of family comes through:

  The first movie is a love story masquerading as a comic-book movie, and this one is kind of a family film masquerading as a comic-book film again.

Fans on Twitter were conflicted about that concept as well…

Looks like they made the right choice to ditch that Deadpool Dad.



Written by Vanessa Nix Anthony

Vanessa is a freelance-flame-haired-word-ninja-for-hire with a passion for storytelling. Her writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Baltimore Magazine, Oregonlive, KPTV, Metro Parent, and Trulia, among others. She’s the author of the Amazon title, “In Less than a Year,” and her successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer has been helping businesses tell their brand’s unique stories for over a decade. When she’s not writing, cooking, or making magical worlds out of cardboard for her son, Vanessa is hard at work illustrating her forthcoming children’s books or belting out karaoke to favorite 80s or Disney villains tunes. TWITTER: @nessnix, INSTA: @nessnixtony