Fox is Planning an X-Force Movie with Jeff Wadlow Writing and Possibly Directing

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X-Force Comic Book Cover

UPDATE: THR is reporting that “Kick-Ass 2″ director Jeff Wadlow has been officially tapped to write the script for an “X-Force” movie, and is also the “frontrunner” to direct. Of course, this will probably depend on how Wadlow’s “Kick-Ass 2″ does at the box office. It wouldn’t be the first time a suddenly “hot” director gets a job based on what people expect his upcoming movie to do, only to “lose” that job when said movie bombs or performs poorly.

Original article below.

The only thing I remember from “X-Force” during my comic book reading days was Rob Liefeld’s wacky art and characters with very, very tiny ankles. But it sounds like Fox, who currently owns the X-Men brand, may be looking to expand on their mutant universe, adding a possible “X-Force” movie to a line-up that already includes the “X-Men” and “Wolverine” films.

Rob LiefeldOf course, all of this is just speculation based on the fact that Fox has registered the domain name X-forcemovie.com (as spotted by X-Men Films via THR). The studio could very well have just registered the domain because they had a few bucks to spare. After all, it doesn’t exactly cost a lot to register domain names these days. Just ask my Aunt Betsy over at her blog AuntBestysAwesomestBlog.com.

But hey, why not speculate anyway? That’s what the Interwebs is for, after all.

Originally created in the early ’90s by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza as a more grown up version of “The New Mutants”, the team of “X-Force” was led by a time-traveling mutant name Cable. Like every comic book in existence from the two major publishers, “X-Force” has gone through various changes and adapted different line-ups over the years, but it will always be the book that Rob Liefeld drew to most people (for good or ill).

Fox currently has Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in the pipe, and James Mangold’s “The Wolverine” on tap for later this month, so it’s not out of the question (in fact, it’s downright logical) for them to already be prepping a third X-Men movie with “X-Force”. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Fox and Singer are hatching a way to lead into “X-Force” after “Days of Future Past”, given the time-traveling plotline of the Singer film and the obscene number of mutants that are going to be in that movie.

From “X-Men: Days of Future Past” to “X-Force”, perhaps? By the way, the latest “X-Force” line-up? Lots of knives. Lots and lots of knives…

X-Force Comic Book Cover

Sharp dressed mutants. Get it? Sharp? Ahem.

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  • Juggernaut

    I wonder which itteration they’ll end up using, the original line-up or the more recent, black ops team. Either way it will be cool! More than likley they’ll use the newer members. After all Wolverine was on that roster and he is the franchise’s most recognizable character. Warpath will be introduced in X-Men Days Of Future Past so he’ll be in there being that he was on both teams.

    My picks for casting would be

    Stephen Lang as Cable, Charlize Theron as Domino, Lucas Black as Cannonball, Teresa Palmer as Boom-Boom, Dustin Clare as Shatterstar and Naomie Harris as Feral. Booboo Stewart reprising his role as Warpath from X:DOFP and Ryan Reynolds returning as Deadpool, with Luke Goss as Gideon and Clive Owen as Black Tom Cassidy.

    For the more modern team I’d go with

    Reprising their roles from the other films would be Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Alan Cummings as Nightcrawler, Booboo Stewart as Warpath, Ben Foster as Archangel and Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool with new characters being introduced like Maggie Q as Psylocke and Scott Adkins as Fantomex.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Heh. You said Boom Boom.

      • Juggernaut

        LOL!
        Oh, I almost forgot Serinda Swan as X-23!

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      i wouldn’t mind seeing new people for roles we’ve seen before, like Wolverine, etc.

      Nice suggestion for Cable! The Cable character breathed new life into Marvel universe for me. I plan on retiring with my copy of Cable’s first appearance.

      • Juggernaut

        Stephen Lang has been my top choice for Cable since seeing him in Avatar. I also think that Liam Neeson, Michael Bein and Kurt Russel would be good in the role. I’d love to see the X-Men go back to Marvel and be rebooted with an entirely different cast. I think Jon Bernthal from The Walking Dead would be a great Wolverine!

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          I like how Jackman is totally committed to the character, especially physically, which is where a lot of the actors fail. If you’re going to play a super human, you need to be prepared to look the part. if a movie is it’s “own” world, which an x-force sounds like it would be, i really would like to see new people in these roles. each artist had their take on a character, so there’s room for different versions of wolverine, etc.

  • ErickKwon

    Really makes sense. If I had most of the Marvel mutants in my bullpen, I’d be cranking out my own cinematic universe. Hopefully Fox doesn’t kill the golden goose and plays it smart. We may get a proper Dark Phoenix movie yet

  • Juggernaut

    Just saw this pic. Gives my pick a serious run for my money!