There’s been a lot of chatter regarding an X-Force film recently following the success of Deadpool. With star Ryan Reynolds stating that the film is a “priority”, how long could it be until we see the cover mutant team on the big screen? Well, it could be much sooner than you expect. While speaking with Fandango, X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer reveals that he has already pitched the project with the studio and it might just feature a character rumored to appear in Hugh Jackman’s upcoming third & final Wolverine solo film.
I have discussed that with the studio. I actually initially pitched the X-Force and the female.
Can personally confirm that sources revealed to me a bit back that director James Mangold had asked for reference art for X-23, so I’ve got a good feeling we will be seeing that character introduced on the big screen next year. It seems that the character might just be 20th Century Fox’s solution when it comes to replacing ‘Wolverine’ in their cinematic universe following Jackman’s departure. Based on Singer’s comments, it also seems we should likely be expecting her to be a part of X-Force following her introduction.
Singer then told the website that his involvement with the project is only at the “idea level” as he will be very busy following X-Men: Apocalypse with his next project. However, the director then confirms that work is indeed underway on X-Force and that writer & producer Simon Kinberg is in “the earliest script stage, so that’s kind of where that stands, and we’ll see how it evolves.” Sound off with your thoughts on this news in the comments section below.