SEOUL - Ryan Reynolds has been hard at work promoting the highly anticipated sequel to Deadpool.
Deadpool 2, which opens in Singapore on Thursday (May 17), offers more wisecracking action from the Marvel superhero character.
The cliche is that sequels are never as good as the original, but at a recent interview in Seoul, Korea, Reynolds seems confident that Deadpool 2 will be a crowdpleaser.
In an exclusive one-on-one interview with KISS 92, he declares: “Singapore will love Deadpool 2, it is literally the best one yet.”
The 41-year-old is enthusiastic when asked to take part in a game of breaking some of Singapore's quirkiest laws.
When told that it is illegal in Singapore to walk around in the nude at one's own house with the windows open, he exclaims in disbelief: “Really, Singapore?! Come on!”
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Despite his evident affinity for the role, Reynolds is not possessive and says he may not want to do a third Deadpool movie.
Instead, he wants to share the spotlight with new superheroes and hopefully more X-Men characters in an X-Force movie.
“Maybe even a Deadpool + Wolverine movie” which, unfortunately, even he admits is a long shot as Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman announced the retirement of the character he made iconic on the silver screen last February.
Reynolds acknowledges that after trying so hard to bring Deadpool to life, an arduous journey which started in 2004, Deadpool is now very much a part of who he is, just as he is now a part of the comic book character: "I love him, we're one and the same."
Despite the fact that the film is an R-rated superhero film (M18 in Singapore), Reynolds says it is still very much a family film. It may not be Disney-style family friendly fare, but Reynolds points out that the story is centred on family values like courage, patience and compassion.
“Deadpool does not want to save the world. He wants to save a kid. He may be a bit nutty, but at the core, he is still very much a good guy,” Reynolds adds.
What about a Singaporean superhero someday?
Just as Deadpool and Reynolds are both heroes to Canada, Reynolds' vision for a Singaporean superhero is a strong, empowering woman - fully clothed at home of course.
Deadpool 2 opens in Singapore cinemas on May 17.