Actor Ryan Reynolds channelled his inner Dolly Parton for a photoshoot as antihero Deadpool.
The Hollywood star is back in the comic book world as the masked protagonist of Marvel’s upcoming film, following on from stints in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Green Lantern. There’s been a lot of hype about the movie and a still of Ryan lying by a fire in his red skin-tight costume put fans in a frenzy. Asked whether viewers will see a hyper-sexualised version of Deadpool, Ryan admitted things do get a bit racy.
“There is some sexuality in this movie for sure,” he explained to Collider. “You kinda think you have moments when you’re shooting where you think, ‘This is, uh, a little excessive. This is a comic book movie. Are we gonna get away with this?’ But so far so good…
“We did a photoshoot for an entire day of just different, completely insane things that Deadpool is doing and there’s a lot more to come. They’ll be slowly released… A little Dolly Parton in there. Got some unicorn f**king. A few things, I’m sure a lot, that will never ever see the light of day. Or, maybe they will if I have anything to do with it…”
Ryan didn’t think twice about accepting the role, and he especially appreciated the violence, as every other movie of the same genre he’s starred in before saw few deaths. The actor has embraced his menacing alter ego so much that he dressed as Deadpool for Halloween (31Oct15), posting a funny video on YouTube documenting his night. In it he’s seen with a bunch of kids also dressed as superheroes, with a little Mystique from X-Men asking him: “Weren’t you Green Lantern?”
“What does this suit look like to you?” Deadpool muses. “Does it look like a leprechaun had sex with a cartoonist?”
– Cover Media