Deadpool – this year’s rudest, baddest and funniest superhero – didn’t break records and land himself a second solo flick by being a sidekick to the X-Men.

He ‘penetrated’ our hearts with his inappropriate jokes, average drawing skills and that tiny hand (truly unforgettable).

In an exclusive behind the scenes interview, the actor responsible for delivering the loud-mouthed anti-hero, Ryan Reynolds, said although the character has an extensive history (one that links to the popular mutant army), viewers don’t necessarily need to know it in order to appreciate the movie.

“You don’t need to know much about the X-Men universe for you to fully embrace and understand Deadpool in this movie,” he said.

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The character’s background is quickly explained in the flick thanks to Colossus and Deadpool’s not-so-subtle jabs at the X-Men franchise.

The cheeky hero’s (competitive or erotic) infatuation with Wolverine, both in the movie and in various marketing videos, also helped link the character to the other mutants.

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Also check out the interview below:

Meanwhile, Olivia Munn, who played Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse, is keen on tapping into some of that Deadpool’s success in the X-Force movie.

“What he did with Deadpool was genius and I’m so excited for him,” she said.

“It would definitely be cool to see Deadpool and some of the other X-Men characters gather for an X-Force movie.

“I think that’s what the whole world is coming to – everybody unites together, right? It’s never just one character anymore.”

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