Ryan Reynolds reveals Deadpool's greatest superpower

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 October 2015
Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds has claimed Deadpool's greatest superpower is "annoying the s**t out of people"

Ryan Reynolds thinks Deadpool's greatest superpower is "annoying the s**t out of people".

The 38-year-old actor - who plays the Marvel anti-hero in the eagerly-awaited new movie - is confident Deadpool will thrive among a host of comic book films, including 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

He said: "I mean, Deadpool's greatest superpower is annoying the shit out of people.

"So I imagine that he would spark a heavy wave of ire from any one of those groups."

Meanwhile, Ryan dismissed the suggestion that the 'Deadpool' movie is only being made because of his personal determination.

He told Total Film magazine: "There's been a lot of talk about how I was instrumental in getting it made, which isn't true at all.

"I wouldn't say I spent every single day emailing the studio heads at Fox saying, 'You've got to make this movie'.

"The fans are the ones that saw that leaked test footage - which really was never meant for anyone besides in-house studio people. That's really what got it made.

"But what I'm most proud of is we got to make the movie in the way it should have been made, which is rated R at a very modest budget."


  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tim Miller
  • Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ed Skrein
  • UK release: 10 February 2016

Cynical crook Wade Wilson (Reynolds) undergoes an experimental procedure to transform him into a superhero, but emerges as the scarred and revenge-bent Deadpool. The emphasis on knowing humour is a bit obnoxious but it's a lot of fun, and Reynolds, with his likeability and swagger, was born to play the title role.