While all of us are waiting anxiously for Deadpool 2, we have just received an exciting news. Deadline just reported that Fox approached Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard to write & direct the X-Men spin-off movie, X-Force. Furthermore, the X-Force movie is going to be R-rated and the characters of Deadpool and Cable are set to lead a team of highly trained mutant Black Ops mercenaries. This is definitely right up Wade Wilson’s alley and actor Ryan Reynolds is also onboard as a producer alongside Lauren Schuler Donner & Simon Kinberg. This is some really exciting news but it is not the first time we have heard about an X-Force movie project. Back in 2013, Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) was hired to write and direct the X-Men spin off movie which was supposed to a PG-13 project. Of course, that didn’t happen and now since Fox knows that an R-rated Deadpool can win big at the box office, they are sticking to the winning formula. With big names like actors Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, writer/director Drew Goddard & producers Lauren Schuler Donner & Simon Kinberg, X-Force movie is going to be a massive hype-machine.
X-Force may feature a variety of mutants including & other than the usual X-Men. Deadpool & Cable are already attached to the project as the leaders of the mutant pack. We can also see the return of Deadpool 2’s Domino and possibly Psylocke, Bishop, Archangel, Colossus, Warpath, Sunspot, Fantomex & even Wolverine. Producer Simon Kinberg had this to say in an interview:
“They’re like the Black Ops of the X-Men. They’re much darker and have an R-rated decibel. There are other X-Men characters coming into X-Force at different times in the comic, but it’s separate from X-Men.”
X-Force is definitely in the very capable hands of Drew Goddard who is responsible for launching the Daredevil Netflix franchise and also wrote as well as directed a number of episodes. Goddard is already working on his new project with Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges called Bad Times at the El Royale. This movie starts filming next month but there are reports that Goddard has already started writing the script of X-Force movie. Drew also wrote the screenplay of the hit 2015 movie, The Martian and was set to work on the Spider-Man spin-off Sinister Six movie but the idea got scrapped when Sony decided to go with Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Deadpool 2 is currently filming and there are reports that actors Ryan Reynolds & Josh Brolin are getting along extremely well which is a good sign as Goddard will have no problems directing them both in X-Force movie. We are expecting an official tweet from Ryan Reynolds about this project so stay tuned for more and latest Hollywood news.