Dadpool? Deadpool 2 originally planned to make Wade Wilson a dad

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May 8, 2018, 4:48 PM EDT (Updated)

Just think: We could've had a little bouncing baby Deadpool Jr. crawling around.

Alas, it wasn't meant to be — although it was originally an idea that Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds and co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick tossed around before realizing that it was going to be an uphill battle, narratively speaking.

In Entertainment Weekly's cover story on the comic book sequel, Reynolds admitted that making Deadpool a Dadpool was one of the first ideas they attempted to get down on the page, with the sequel taking place five years after the first movie.

"By page 1.5, it was totally untenable," Reynolds said. “We were just like, 'Nope. Nope. No, no, no. This is never, ever going to work.' We went back to the drawing board and kind of reworked it in a way about wanting to have a child, which is something that so many people I know experience on a daily basis — wanting to have a child but can’t."

In Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson definitely appears to still be going strong with girlfriend-now-fiancée Vanessa (played by Morena Baccarin), although it sounds like the couple might be having some issues starting a family of their own if Reynolds' statement is any indication.

Family will be a leading theme in the upcoming sequel, according to Reynolds, which is a slight change-up from the romantic undertones of the first Deadpool. "The first movie is a love story masquerading as a comic book movie," he said, "and this one is kind of a family film masquerading as a comic book film again."