Some big news has just surfaced for my fellow X-Men fans out there. Two new additions to the X-Men universe are on the way, in the form of James Mangold's "The Wolverine" this July and Bryan Singer's highly anticipated "X-Men: Days of Future Past" next year. I'm beyond happy to report that the expanding of the universe may not stop there, however.
Now that Mark Millar is on board as the godfather to help shape Fox's X-Men properties, there may be hope just yet to see more of our beloved characters on the big-screen. Comic book creator Rob Liefeld has reported that an "X-Force" film is in development at the studio. Jeff Wadlow who helmed "Kick-Ass 2", is said to be penning the script and is also believed to be a name on the potential director's list as well.
On the project, Liefeld said the following on Twitter:
"And by informed, I mean told that an X-Force film was in the planning stages. Much different than shooting a film. When they cast an X-Force film then its reason to celebrate. They have a Magneto film in ‘development’ as well. Proceed with caution. Cross your fingers and hope for good things for X-Force. Being ON the radar is much better than not!"
For those less familiar, the X-Force is a subgroup from the traditional X-Men team, and was believed to be started by Cable. Other famous and sassy characters like Deadpool was a member of this team. The comic series evolved throughout the years with different writers such as Peter Mulligan and Mike Allred, who all presented the characters in different forms and light. Liefeld was known for his more serious take on the characters, and says we can expect a film more in-line with that:
"I can pretty much eliminate some sites suggestion that the Milligan X-Statix stuff is in the mix. An X-Force film is Cable. Is Deadpool," said Liefeld.
Could that mean we could see Ryan Reynolds reprise his role as Deadool in the film? After all, a standalone movie is taking forever to get off the ground, so perhaps this is the best way to give the character another shot.
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