Zazie Beetz Discusses ‘X-Force’ & PG-13 ‘Deadpool 2’ Edition

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Some people get all the luck in the world. It helps when their superpower is, in fact, luck-based, even though Wade Wilson would disagree with you on that. Atlanta star Zazie Beetz made a huge splash for fans when she made her debut in the X-Men world as Domino in Deadpool 2 this year- a role she’s expected to reprise in Drew Goddard’s X-Force film when that starts production. And while Beetz is currently engaging the Clown Prince of Crime in Todd Phillips Joker film, she did have an opportunity to engage fans at ACE Comic-Con recently.

There, Zazie Beetz was asked about Drew Goddard’s X-Force film and remained mum for the most part, but reiterated something that’s been repeated about Goddard for quite some time: he focuses on one film at a time. His most recent project, Bad Times at the El Royale, just hit movie theaters this weekend. So once that’s all said and done, his next project, naturally, would be the X-Force film. And Beetz noted that when Bad Times and Deadpool 2 were shooting in the same vicinity, she overheard a pitch from the Merc with the Mouth himself, Ryan Reynolds:

“I went over because they had some of the same crew, but I think because he was really involved with that they haven’t really done too much movement on the X-Force film. Like a year and a half ago, Ryan gave me a loose pitch of what he wanted, and there may be another Panda involved, but I actually don’t know many details.”

So while it seems like there are indeed plans for an X-Force project after Deadpool 2, they’re still in the very early stages of development. But, even with the Deadpool sequel already available on home release, there’s still that one extra yuletide treat that will be arriving in theaters later this December in the form of the PG-13 Deadpool 2 film. And Beetz acknowledged that this move was indeed to get those in the theaters that did not or could not see the film when it originally came out:

“I have my brother who’s 11 years old and he’s pissed because a lot of his classmates have seen it and he’s like ‘I don’t get to see it?’ And my mom was like ‘no’. She’s right, but I think they are coming out with like a Christmas version or something like that.”

Not that an age restriction has ever stopped kids from getting into R-rated films before, especially with the first film or even Logan. Perhaps those were just my theater experiences, but kids under the necessary age have and will continue to find a way into the theater. That and, again, the film’s already available in it’s R-rated glory, so they have that option as well.

In the meantime, though, what are your hopes and expectations for the X-Force film? If there is indeed another Panda involved, how do you hope to see it utilized? And will you be seeing the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 when it arrives in theaters this December? Let us know in the comments below.

Deadpool 2 is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.


Omari Daniels

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