Some X-Force news came out of Comic-Con 2013 last weekend, and it looks like the movie is not just rumored anymore, but is actually in development. Whether or not development will turn into production is another story, but at least there is a movie script in the works for X-Force.
Jeff Wadlow was talking about his upcoming movie Kick-Ass 2 and was asked about his work as the screenwriter for the X-Force movie. From what he said, the script is getting close.
“I’m pretty deep into it… I have the whole story completely worked out,” Wadlow said. “I’m about 20 pages into my draft. If I wasn’t promoting ‘Kick-Ass,’ I would probably have a draft [already], but ‘Kick-Ass’ is going to slow me down just a little.”
This is the second batch of X-Force news that we have heard recently, as creator Rob Liefeld also said that the project was in the works. When he was talking about it, Liefeld also said that the team was up in the air, but Cable and Deadpool definitely needed to be in it, adding that Ryan Reynolds was the perfect Deadpool.
Wadlow confirmed that he was probably going to combine the classic team with the newer version for something a little more fresh. Cable founded the original team, and interestingly in the comics, the character of Cable was the son of Cyclops and Jean Grey from the Days of Future Past future timeline.
“Here’s the thing, I love the current run of ‘Uncanny X-Force.’ I love the classic run,” Wadlow said. “Part of my take was addressing this idea that ‘X-Force’ can be many different things, and that’s what got the studio excited. I think the fans will be excited, too.”
With Cable possible forming out of the Days of Future Past movie, as well as X-Force member Warpath appearing in that film as well, and Deadpool already being introduced (horribly) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, that is at least three members that could make the transition from The X-Men to X-Force something that could work well.
With Wolverine leading to X-Men: Days of Future Past, expect more X-Force news to come soon if the script allows the film to reach the greenlighting stage.
Source: Screen Rant