With the release of Deadpool in a month and a half and X-Men: Apocalypse this summer, there is a lot of new interest in Fox’s shared X-Men movie universe. While Fox is still struggling with the Fantastic Four, the movie studio is doing a first-rate job with everything that involves the X-Men and mutants.
Back in 2013, Fox was developing a new superhero movie based on X-Force, a strike team that took a more militant and proactive approach against threats to mutants. Kick-Ass 2 writer and director Jeff Wadlow penned a screenplay with the hopes for a release after X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. However, when the Deadpool test footage leaked at San Diego Comic-Con, Fox fast-tracked the movie based on the Merc with a Mouth instead and put X-Force on hold. Now, new concept art might clue us in on which characters could be in a possible X-Force movie.
Concept artist Greg Semkow tweeted new artwork that he based on Wadlow’s script for X-Force. It features team leader Cable, who has telepathy and is Cyclops’ son; Domino, who is an expert markswoman and has enhanced reflexes for hand-to-hand combat; the Native-American Warpath, who has super strength and regenerative healing abilities; and Cannonball, who can fly with jet propulsion and create force fields.
The concept art also features a mysterious fifth member as well. The female character wearing the hoodie standing to the left of Cable is a mystery. It’s believed that she might be Rogue because she has a gray streak in her hair, but the finger-less gloves might suggest otherwise. Rogue is unable to touch anyone in fear of absorbing their powers, so she wears gloves to interact with people and other mutants. It’s also believed that the mystery mutant could be Hope Summers or Psylocke, who are both members of X-Force too.
It’s also interesting to point out that Deadpool is a member of X-Force too, but he doesn’t appear in the concept art above. X-Force co-creator Rob Liefeld revealed that Cable and Deadpool do appear in Jeff Wadlow’s script, but it’s unclear if his screenplay would be used for a new movie. Liefeld also said the script was “beyond impressive” and showed the “camaraderie between the team as they learn to cope and trust one another!”
At the moment, Fox has yet to announce a release date for X-Force, but stay tuned to Screen Rant as the new superhero movie develops. In the meantime, Deadpool opens in theaters on February 12, 2016, followed by X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016; Gambit sometime in 2017; Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017; and an untitled X-Men film on July 13, 2018. The New Mutants is also currently in development.
Source: Greg Semkow