Although in the current comic book run by Gerry Duggan (which is excellent by the way — and coming to a close with the upcoming Despicable Deadpool #300), Deadpool is the father to a young daughter, Eleanor Camacho, the silver screen version isn’t yet saddled with that sort of responsibility — which is probably for the better. (To Deadpool’s credit, he did have an amusing rapport with Negasonic Teenage Warhead.)
According to a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Deadpool lead actor Ryan Reynolds reveals the original Deadpool 2 script (written by Reynolds along with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) had parenthood in mind for the Merc with a Mouth:
‘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.
Deadpool is a character primarily known for his absurdity and meta-humor, but he’s not without emotional gravitas either. “The first movie is a love story masquerading as a comic-book movie,” says Reynolds, “and this one is kind of a family film masquerading as a comic-book film again.”
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