We’ve been hearing about an ‘X-Force‘ movie for a while now. It’s been “on the radar” with Fox since at least 2013, but never seemed to gain quite enough traction to get an official green-light. Then ‘Deadpool’ came along and solidified the fact that audiences are kinda into edgier superhero fare right now. So now we are hearing that not only is the movie already being worked on, but Fox is proactively thinking about including the next version of Wolverine in the film to boot.
During the press tour for the forthcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ Fandango had the chance to ask ‘Apocalypse’ director Bryan Singer lots of stuff about the film, and one of the questions was about Wolverine in the movie and if Fox has discussed with him the future of the character beyond the upcoming ‘Wolverine 3,’ which is heavily believed to be Hugh Jackman’s last go-around with the character. Here’s how Singer replied:
“I have discussed that with the studio. I actually initially pitched the X-Force and the female.”
By “the female,” of course, Singer is almost assuredly referencing X-Men comic book character X-23, a female clone of Wolverine. Singer was also quick to point out in his interview that following his work on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ he is committed to channeling all of his energy into directing an updated version of ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.’
With all this, however, Singer did also say that he has begun work on his version of an ‘X-Force’ movie, with ‘Apocalypse’ writer Simon Kinberg working on an early script. This is exciting news, but do take it with a grain of salt – Kinberg was also the writer behind last year’s colossal fail-fest ‘Fant4stic,’ so it’s not like he hits a home-run every time (but who does, really?).
Singer also took a moment to chat about a cinematic future where the X-Men, X-Force, New Mutants (who have a movie of their own currently in pre-production), and Deadpool all get together in a crossover event a la ‘The Avengers’ style of films. But, he says:
“But it has to be done right. Anytime you throw all these characters together to hit a start date, it can make a lot of money, but it can also be a clusterf**k. To me, it has to be done with a lot of care. These things can get overwhelming, and if a character doesn’t belong in a movie, don’t use him. If the tone can still maintain itself, I’m all for it. What I’m not for is throwing a bunch of characters together and hoping it works.”
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