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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.
Of 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…