Rob Delaney didn't have to audition for 'Deadpool 2'.

The 41-year-old actor became a fan favourite after he was cast as Peter, an average middle-aged man with no powers who joins the X-Force, in the superhero film, but he has admitted he didn't have to go through the process of showing off his acting ability and fighting for the role because Ryan Reynolds - who directs and stars in the movie - rung him up and and offered him the part.

Speaking on Britain's 'Sunday Brunch', he said: ''It so happened that Ryan Reynolds watched 'Catastrophe' and enjoyed it. And so he just called and said, 'Hey, do you want to be in the movie?' And I was like, 'Yeah, I'd like that'. And he was like, 'Do you want to know what you'll be doing?' and I said, 'I don't care'.''

The character became so popular with fans that Reynolds announced that he'd like to do a spin-off focused on Peter called 'Deadpool 3: Absolutely Peter.'

He explained: ''I would love to see a Peter spin-off movie ASAP. I love Peter. That's probably one of my favourite characters.''

Reynolds would also like to explore his character Deadpool's sexuality in the next movie because he believes big screen productions should reflect the real world.

The 41-year-old actor said recently: ''I certainly think that this universe needs to represent and reflect the world in very real ways.

''The great thing about 'Deadpool' is that we're allowed to do things that other superhero movies don't necessarily do... It's something that I'd love to see more of, certainly through Wade, certainly through this universe.''