What actually is his sexual orientation in the movie?

The comics show a more male to male gay attraction in a lot of scenes, such as the one below:

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In the movie we are shown a scene where he and Vanessa are having a, well, different experience:

And I guess this was also has some sort of connotation:

So there is all this talk about Deadpool being Pansexual, but I don't see anything that really suggests that.

Wikipedia states:

Go Ask Alice! states that pansexuals can be attracted to cisgender, transgender, intersex and androgynous people, and that the term pansexual "is generally considered a more inclusive term than bisexual"

So, from that one scene, that was with a women, are we supposed to assume that Wade Wilson is in fact pansexual? Was there anything that explicitly states as to what Deadpool was supposed to be?

I am going to say, this will require a more out of universe answer.

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  • I remember Ryan Reynolds saying something about being "happy to have a boyfriend for Deadpool" in further movies, but I'm too lazy to find anything now. Commented Oct 2, 2016 at 8:18
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According to the film's director, Tim Miller, Deadpool's sexual orientation is 'pansexual'.

Q. Can you talk about the tantalizing fireside photo that you guys put out. Does this mean it will be a very hypersexualized Deadpool?

Miller: Pansexual! I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool.

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This was confirmed by the film's producer, Simon Kinsberg

"Well I think your audience has seen from the materials so far the goal is to be as true as possible to the essence of the Deadpool canon. The character, as you know, identifies as pansexual in the comics, and while we don't explore it in depth in this film, it's definitely alluded to. Mainly in this movie we cover his love story with Vanessa from the comics, but it's certainly something that we could go deeper into in future movies and it has presence in this one."

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The character's co-creator, Fabian Nicieza also backs this up.

He is NO sex and ALL sexes. He is yours and everyone else’s. So not dismissive, but rather the epitome of inclusive.

DP brain cells are in CONSTANT FLUX. He can be gay one minute, hetero the next, etc. ALL ARE VALID.

Funny how you don’t understand the character at all regardless of his (or your) perceived sexuality. It is why he is insane, why his memory is so flawed, and why he was able to survive the cancer in his system. It is why he can like something one minute and hate it the next. It has ALWAYS been a part of the character’s makeup. You’re arguing with the guy who introduced the omnisexual, pansexual, heterosexual, homosexual, etc. aspects of the character!

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There have been clues that the sequel movie may see Deadpool with a boyfriend.

“I love that about Deadpool,” said Reynolds. “I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more,” he said, alluding to his character’s monogamous relationship with a woman (“Gotham” star Morena Baccarin).

Reynolds added that he thought it would be “nice” for Deadpool to have a boyfriend at some point. “I certainly wouldn’t be the guy standing in the way of that,” Reynolds said. “That would be great.”

There are clues in “Deadpool” that its hero is just as interested in men as he is in women, but they are often handled with a wink rather than occupying a major plot line. Early in the movie, Deadpool suggests a mock fling with Wolverine and seems open to sexual experimentation during a sex montage (although the only partner in the scene is his girlfriend). “We knew that was part of the comics,” said one of the film’s screenwriters, Rhett Reese. “We wanted to honor that in the movie. But we did it in subtle ways.” Added producer Simon Kinberg: “There’s veiled references to it in this film. It’s in the DNA of the character.” Kinberg said he wouldn’t rule out showing Deadpool with a male companion in future installments.

Ryan Reynolds on Deadpool’s Open Sexuality: A Boyfriend ‘Would Be Great’

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