Deadline reports 20th Century Fox has tapped Drew Goddard to write and direct the X-Men spinoff film X-Force.
Goddard is best known to comic book fans for his role as executive producer on the Marvel Netflix series Daredevil. In addition, he also wrote the script for The Sinister Six Spider-Man spinoff that never came to fruition at Sony.
Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as Deadpool as he and Cable lead the more aggressive X-Men team of mutants. Josh Brolin stars as the time traveling mutant Cable in Deadpool 2 and he’s expected to reprise the role in X-Force.
Reynolds will also produce the film alongside long-time producers of the X-Men franchise Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.
Plot details for X-Force remain under wraps but Kinberg has previously described the combination of Deadpool and Cable like the black-ops of the X-Men. As for the remainder of the X-Force itself, rumors swirled this past Spring that Fox was searching for talent to play Roberto DaCosta aka Sunspot, Maria Callasantos aka Feral, and Gaveedra Seven aka Shatterstar, and have the characters first appear in Deadpool 2, however, Deadpool 2 screenwriter Rhett Reese squashed that rumor in May.
As of now, X-Force does not have a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men franchise at Fox.
8 X-Men Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie
So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think 20th Century Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big screen as soon as possible.
There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focuses on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.
Hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big screen next!