Ryan Reynolds is all set to play a superhero in the upcoming Marvel film, “Deadpool.” But the actor recently told HuffPost Live that this will be last time he will play a superhero onscreen.
“We all want to be Batman alone at home in our specifically sewn Bat pajammies, but no, I have no desire to play any other superheroes after this," Reynolds said. He added that he would not mind doing a "Deadpool" sequel.
“Given the fact that it's rated R, the fans have to show their support for it, and they have to come out and make it worthwhile for the studio to make another one, but that's it for me. I've punched that superhero card a few times now, and that's enough,” he said.
Reynolds plays antihero Wade Winston Wilson, who becomes Deadpool after he is subjected to a rogue experiment. He develops accelerated healing powers and goes in search of a man who nearly destroyed his life. In the comic book, the character is a mentally unstable mercenary also known as "Merc with a Mouth" because of his chatty nature. He is also a master martial artist, swordsman and marksman -- and carries a device that helps him in teleportation.
The 38-year-old actor first appeared as Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” He has also done other superhero movies, including “Green Lantern” and “Blade: Trinity.”
Tim Miller has directed “Deadpool” from a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, based on a comic book by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are the producers. Other cast members include Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano and T.J. Miller. The film opens Feb. 12, 2016.