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Comic-Con San Diego 2015: Ryan Reynolds Gears Up for 'Deadpool' Panel, Says 'Dream Role' Is to Play Villain

First Posted: Jul 08, 2015 05:23 PM EDT
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Actor Ryan Reynolds, who recently admitted that he prefers his "Deadpool" suit as Wade Wilson over his "Green Lantern" motion-capture suit, also admits that he's ready to take on the role of a villain.

"My dream role is to play a villain," Reynolds said during a press conference in New York on Tuesday. "I love that villains never ever feel like villains to me. I would love to play a villain. In real life, that's what villains are, they are just people with opposing convictions."

Why does he think he hasn't been asked to play a villain yet?

"I don't know ... that's a good question. I also just think in Hollywood they tend to cast people who seem like villains and I don't know why they do that," he pointed out. "I would prefer that they take someone who doesn't necessarily strike you as a villain and make them the best onscreen villain. I would love that opportunity though, I always look for them."

The "Self/less" star also pointed out that the script is always written for what people might assume is the "bad guy" when in fact that doesn't always ring true.

"He's talking like the bad guy," he said. "I don't think that villains talk like that. They talk like they are the hero. If you look back through our history, you look at the most awful human beings, the people who truly did the most damage - they believed in what they were. ... That to me is interesting."

Reynolds, who said "Deadpool" was his passion project for 11 years, will be joined by "Deadpool" director Tim Miller and his co-stars at the 20th Century Fox Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 11 at 5:45 PM, according to reports.

The "Deadpool" panel will reportedly be showcased alongside their two other Marvel features, "Fantastic Four" and "X-Men: Apocalypse" as well.

Reynolds added that he was really excited that "Deadpool" will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year. He also said that he would love to walk the floor, but that if he wore his "Deadpool" suit it would be a dead-giveaway because the suit is "a feat of engineering."  He joked that maybe he'll just show up in a Hulk mask instead.

"Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, 'Deadpool' tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool," according to 20th Century Fox. "Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life."

In addition to Reynolds as the title character, "Deadpool" also stars TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax.

Comic-Con 2015 San Diego runs from July 9-12. "Deadpool" hits theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.

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