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.