Again, staying in rumor territory, but word appears to be that, among the supposedly cancelled X-Men and Fantastic Four spin-off projects at 20th Century Fox, one of the films left on the cutting room floor would be Drew Goddard’s upcoming X-Force film which is a spin-off to Deadpool.
Going off of Daniel RPK’s recent tweets in regards to Fox’s Marvel projects, most of them appear to have been shelved. In the case of X-Force, though, it’s a little murky. While Drew Goddard is supposedly scripting the film after working on Bad Times At The El Royale, DanielRPK stated that X-Force itself is not officially dead, but it would essentially have to begin filming in two months. That, he believes, won’t happen, but it’s anyone’s guess, depending on the status of the actors and where Drew Goddard is in the writing process.
But here’s Daniel’s original tweet about the status of X-Force and the other Fox/Marvel projects:
Not a huge surprise but from what I hear Gambit and Dr. Doom are officially dead.
As for X-Force, it's not "Officially" dead, but they only have two months to start filming it and that's not gonna happen. So… not happening, not with Fox anyway.
— Daniel Richtman #BlackLivesMatter (@DanielRPK) January 11, 2019
Because of the success of the Deadpool films, coupled with Ryan Reynolds performance, many have speculated that if there were to be any carryovers from the X-Men universe to the MCU, it would be him. That in and of itself is also speculation, but it remains to be seen what the status of X-Force will be. After all, Deadpool 2 did establish X-Force and set up the continuation of the team in the future. Given how far removed it is from the mainline X-Men films, could we see it again in some new form or fashion in the MCU?
Who can say? Again, this is all rumor territory, so take this all with a massive, adamantium grain of salt for right now. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on the supposed scrapping of X-Force in the comments below.
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Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe’s population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos’ decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos’ decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans’ contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she’s been assessing the consequences of Thanos’ actions. Standing by Captain America’s side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can’t fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos’ wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos’ and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers’ front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos’ decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.