Joe Carnahan is a reliable fellow. Movies like Narc, The Grey and even his underrated A-Team remake have cast him as a dependable and interesting action filmmaker, and that’s why he’s probably so busy these days. He’s directing the upcoming third Bad Boys movie Bad Boys for Life, he’s writing the script for the video game movie Uncharted, and recently he was revealed to be working on a remake of The Raid: Redemption with Frank Grillo. But now he’s going to squeeze in one more project on top of all that, and it’s a long-awaited and very anticipated X-Men spin-off. (more…)
After the credits of Deadpool, which were mostly a tribute to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, fans were given the news that Cable was going to be a part of the Deadpool sequel, a creative decision that became reality once the Merc with the Mouth crossed the three-quarters-of-a-billion dollars mark at the box office. So Cable will definitely be in Deadpool 2, and we’ve heard reports that the production had a small list of actresses that they were considering for the part of Domino, and that right there you’ve got two members of X-Force for the Deadpool sequel. As for the rest of X-Force, sources are saying that Fox wants to set them up for their first appearance in the X-Men Movie universe in Deadpool 3. (more…)
Deadpool came, Deadpool went, Deadpool stewed in development hell for a while and now, finally, we have the first R-rated superhero movie in our hands, which, according to the evidence we have in our hands, is proving to be as much of a hit as we expected. Ryan Reynolds, the Canadian comedian who portrayed the Merc With The Mouth, struggled with FOX for years to make this movie happen and now, with his best efforts realized, is already speculating on a sequel. And that sequel is looking mighty Liefeld…
When Deadpool opens in less than two months, it will be the first time in 15 years that 20th Century Fox has tried to diversify its big screen mutant universe by making a movie featuring a non-X-Men character. It’s success will determine whether or not Fox can engage a wide-variety of Marvel mutant-based pictures, including, not-coincidentally, X-Force, for whom Deadpool has been both antagonist and ally. We don’t often hear a lot about that X-Force movie that’s in development, but now a piece of concept art has floated to the surface of the internet as if to say, “Yes, this is still a thing.” So are we looking at the line-up of the movie X-Force here? (more…)
Yesterday X-Force creator Rob Liefeld responded to a fan’s twitter question about the status of the X-Force movie. Liefeld’s response sparked a lot of articles, much like this one and several very interesting follow-up Twitter questions. (more…)
The rotating door to the production of a future Masters of the Universe movie turns again, and as we say goodbye to G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu, we say hello to Jeff Wadlow, who is now rumored to be the man for the job for the big screen trip back to Eternia. Is Wadlow the filmmaker to break this deadlock and bring us a live-action He-Man again? No one – except maybe the Shadow – knows. (more…)
Everyone in Hollywood has jumped on the Superhero bandwagon, plotting out years worth of movies and trying to mirror the successful Marvel Studios Model of creating a shared universe for the character rights they own. 20th Century Fox is the latest continue this trend by announcing three new film dates for The Fantastic Four 2, The Wolverine 3, and an as yet unnamed, mystery Marvel movie. (more…)
We’ve know since the summer that writer/director Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) would be the one responsible for bringing the early 90’s mutant team X-Force to the big screen for FOX and we have a bit of an update on the project by way of twitter. Comic book artist/writer/dungaree model Rob Liefeld, the very man who created the team and its two stand out members Cable and Deadpool, took to the social network to tweet the praises of what Wadlow has done so far. (more…)
Superheroes continue to be a hot ticket item, even if their hold on the box office is slipping. And as another summer movie season comes to an end it’s time to look towards what new superhero feature films are coming our way. It’s time for another superhero movie news round-up!
Jeff Wadlow, writer/director of this weekend’s Kick-Ass 2, already has another superhero team-up on the docket – the big screen adaptation of Rob Liefeld‘s X-Force. The popular 90s comic series that gave the world Deadpool is another film in FOX‘s efforts to build their own shared Marvel universe; one populated by mutants and with absolutely no connection whatsoever to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers.
While out and about promoting Kick-Ass 2, Wadlow chatted with Den of Geek who invariably asked about X-Force. Here’s what Wadlow had to say,
All I can say is this: I bought X-Force #1 when I was a kid, I’ve read the recent run of Uncanny X-Force which I thought was fantastic, but other than that I just can’t comment on the line-up or anything yet.
Oooh, let’s see, what can I say? Let me put it like this. It will seamlessly exist in the X-Men cinematic universe, but it’s not a sequel.
So no confirmed line-up, but Wadlow did also hint at including team staples: Cable, Domino, and perhaps Sunspot (who’s also appearing X-Men: Days of Future Past). The concept of a shared universe with the X-Men films is, at this point, a no brainer. Marvel and Disney have already proven this to great success, and now DC and Warner Bros. are hoping to continue that trend.
For more read Wadlow’s entire interview with Den of Geek (via CBM).
Speaking of shared universes, you better count on including the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot into FOX’s Marvel universe, as their creative consultant, Mark Millar explains below the cut.
Writer-director Jeff Wadlow has been out doing the rounds, promoting the coming of Kick-Ass 2. For those that don’t know, Wadlow also happens to be the guy that’s been hired to take on the script for FOX’s plans at an X-Force movie. When talking to Bleeding Cool in a recent interview, Wadlow took the time to answer a few questions about what we can expect from the X-Force film (without giving away too many details, of course). Check out the juicy bits below:
I’m very deep into it. I can’t really say much as Fox has asked me not to but, again, it’s not a reboot or reimagining of the X cinematic universe. Tonally it will fit in, quite well with all the other movies… but then I think the other movies cover a wide range of tones. It’s certainly not going to be tonally similar to Kick-Ass.
I hope it will have what fans of X-Force will expect. I think it will be a little edgier, I think you’ll see some characters with different takes on what it means to be a mutant. There will be some grey areas that the movies haven’t yet been explored. It won’t be as “overt.” This movie is more about the grey areas in between.
I’m going to take some big ideas from the X-universe and flip them, I think in an interesting way. It’s hard to talk about that, though, without being specific. I probably shouldn’t have even talked about that at all because I can’t get into the specifics but I will say it’s similar to Kick-Ass 2 in that it wasn’t an open assignment, it wasn’t “We’re going to make an X-Force movie, who’s interested? Here’s what the movie’s going to be.
When Mark [Millar] got the job with Fox I said “The first movie you guys should make is an X-Force movie and here’s how you should do it.” And that got him excited, and that got the studio excited and that’s the movie I’m writing.
It’s good to hear something about it at least, even if we don’t yet get to learn what the team make-up is going to be. Unfortunately, Wadlow hasn’t really proven himself to be a great writer yet, with little under his belt and most of that rather un-noteworthy. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what he brings to the table with X-Force.
What do you folks think? Faith in Wadlow or no?
Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the goodness.