Rob Liefeld, best known as the co-creator of the Deadpool character was recently interviewed about the highly anticipated sequel, Deadpool 2. Not only will we see the Merc with a Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) return for yet another adventure full of fourth wall breaking and chimichangas, but he will also be accompanied by the X-Force, who will be making their cinematic debut.
Speaking with Fandango, Liefeld expressed that he believes that the film’s version of the X-Force is a worthy competitor to the Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, citing that they are a more adult-oriented group for the big screen:
Well, this version, yes. I’m confident about the X-Force — that it’s an R-rated Avengers in the making. You can see where Fox is building up a roster that rivals what happened over with the Avengers. They built up piece by piece this impressive group of personalities, and actors, and talent that people just responded to. So I’m obviously at a disadvantage. I’ve seen more than the average Joe has seen, but I see how well it clicks, and I think that when you throw the R-rating in there, the X-Force can absolutely rival the Avengers. X-Force is not family friendly, and that matters, too. I definitely do see them building their version of the Avengers with this.
Liefeld’s comments hint that if an X-Force film were to come into fruition, it would likely be Rated R. After all, with the financial success of Deadpool, Logan and likely Deadpool 2, 2oth Century Fox has a proven track record in regards to bringing these characters into more adult-oriented storytelling – at least until the Fox/Disney deal is finalized.
Are you excited to see the X-Force make their debut in Deadpool 2? Do you agree with Liefeld’s comments in regards to the group potentially serving as an interesting superhero team that will rival the Avengers? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news.
Here is the synopsis for Deadpool 2:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Directed by David Leitch, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers/Cable, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapcic as Piotr Rasputin/Colossus, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and Karan Soni as Dopinder. Julian Dennison, Jack Kesy and Shioli Kutsuna join the cast in undisclosed roles.
Deadpool 2 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 18, 2018.
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.
Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.
Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.
Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!