When it comes to most superheroes, they are many things, and throughout their films, we explore everything that makes them tick. From their hardships to their successes, the highs and the lows, their problems and their ability to adapt and overcome them. The action and adventure may put our butts in the seats, but it’s their humanity and vulnerability that keeps us coming back.
With someone like Wade Wilson, we see a smart aleck with a foul-mouth, always cracking jokes and causing a scene, but Deadpool is much more than that. While the anti-hero may not go about his business as righteously as Captain America or have the nobility of Thor, at the end of the day he has as big of a heart as any of our favorite heroes. Ryan Reynolds and company have done an excellent job of making that clear on screen and off of it.
When it came to Deadpool 2, Reynolds spoke about their idea to make that love a little more apparent. We know how deep his love for Vanessa is, and when two people are in love and committed, oftentimes they decide to grow their family and become parents. This was a thought of the writers. Could you imagine Wade with a baby?
During an interview, per CinemaBlend, Reynolds talked about Deadpool becoming a father and why they weren’t able to make that happen…
“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. 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.”