Rob Liefeld Hypes Up & Teases Completed ‘X-Force’ Movie Script

Published 1 year ago by , Updated December 6th, 2013 at 8:26 pm,

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Leading up to San Diego Comic-Con this summer we discovered that Twentieth Century Fox has secured the domain names for X-Force and shortly thereafter it was confirmed that Kick-Ass 2 writer and director Jeff Wadlow was developing a script for another X-Men film. He was brought into the fold at the recommendation of consultant Mark Millar and after pitching the idea that the studio should focus on team-based movies, they dug his concept for a live-action X-Force adaptation.

X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner has always had New Mutants in mind as a property in early development, and now it’s sort of happening (New Mutants became was re-branded as X-Force in the early ’90s). Wadlow, a big fan of the books, revealed quite a few hints on X-Force while promoting Kick-Ass 2. From his own words, we know the film will focus on a team of five characters from Marvel Comics and will continue the continuity of the established cinematic universe. Speaking with Screen Rant he also revealed that Deadpool – another property waiting for a greenlight from Fox – is one of his favorite characters, and therefore is a likely member of his X-Force script – a script we now know is complete.

Rob Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool, has been talking up the character’s return to the big screen for a very long time. He also previously teased the potential of his other fan-fave creation, the time-travelling mutant known as Cable, being introduced in future X-Men movies. The fact that time travel is going to be introduced next year in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past makes it very possible that Cable could be introduced in some capacity as a way to lead into an X-Force movie, should Fox decide to make that the next X-Film on the docket.

The latest word from Liefeld confirms that Wadlow’s X-Force screenplay is done (at least its first draft) and faithful to the books, which is great for fans, but still unclear as to which books he’s referring to since there are multiple iterations of the X-Force team – the latest of which has Wolverine leading a covert ops hit squad of sorts.

Understandably unable to contain his excitement, Liefield continues, sharing a few possible hints at the story and characters featured in the current draft of the X-Force script.

He also followed up in response to fan questions by stating that X-Force aims to “appeal to fans of all eras” and will include “NEW mutants.” When combining these tweets from yesterday with what he said over four years ago, around the time X-Men Origins: Wolverine hit theaters, plans that have been in the works for years may finally be coming to fruition from Fox in the near future.

As we’ve long suspected here on Screen Rant, Deadpool won’t get a solo film until he’s re-introduced in a better fashion than he was in Origins, and the best way to do that is to team him up with other key X-Men characters to let him play off them in his unique way. Don’t be surprised to see Hugh Jackman not only sign for Wolverine 3 – a project he’s developing with The Wolverine director James Mangold – but also for several other projects, including X-Force and whatever followup to Days of Future Past happens down the road from Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer and co. to round out the First Class trilogy.

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If we had to guess, Deadpool, Cable and Wolverine seem to be the most likely candidates (Deadpool and Cable go hand-in-hand) for three of the five reported roster positions and the other two can be used to introduce characters we’ve yet to meet in the franchise. Cannonball? Domino? Psylocke? Fantomex?

Are you hoping Fox greenlights X-Force and includes Deadpool? Should Ryan Reynolds play him? Should Wolverine lead the team? Will Cable be introduced in Days of Future Past? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


More: Bryan Singer Announces X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)


The Wolverine is now on home video, X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters May 23, 2014. Fantastic Four opens June 19, 2015.

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  1. Deadpool

  2. Cable

  3. I’m hoping for Psylocke, Wolverine, Deadpool, Cable, and Fantomex.

  4. Of course Deadpool

    That is a sexy lookin’ cast of New Mutants to me :D

  5. Cable (with infant Hope)

  6. Enough with Wolverine already, why does he have to be in every film? There are sooooo many cool X-Men characters to choose from, give Wovler-Jackman a rest already.

  7. I’d much prefer an X-Force movie including Wolverine to another solo Wolverine movie.

  8. If what Liefeld says is true you complete the lineup with Domino, Boom Boom, and Cannonball as rumored. But Wolverine would be missing. And the new XFarce comic has 4 characters including Cable but no Wolverine or Deadpool.

  9. Yes deadpool should totally be in !!!!!!!!!

  10. Cable and Deadpool are locks based on what Liefeld tweeted. I’m hoping Psylocke and Domino are in it as well. And as for Wolverine, I won’t be mad if he’s in it, and I won’t be mad if he’s not. X-Force would probably be one of the more risky films they do, so fox probably will throw Wolvie in there as a security blanket for the box office sales. To all of you putting 6-8 members line-ups, you do know they clearly said it was 5 mutants right? Like I said, I’m betting on and hoping for Wolverine, Cable, Deadpool, Domino, and Psylocke.

  11. Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Definitely.

    • Yes!!! It’s a perfect fit because only Ryan Reynolds can pull off the cheeky sarcasm of Deadpool.

  12. They should keep with the original team at least some what! I understand that obviously cable and deadpool will be in it. And wolverine has always been my favorite marvel character but give him a rest for a little or just tie him into the avengers since in as recently as AVX he’s part of the avengers! My lineup would be Cable, Deadpool, Domino, Shatterstar, and either G.W. Bridge/Grizzly/Forge any one of those would work.

  13. For me Cable, Domino and Deadpool are a must. If wolverine is the 4th then I would include warpath.

    Unless the next big xmen film is a apocalypse story then I would have Angel instead of warpath.

  14. cable , domino ,warpath , boom boom , siren , shatterstar ,rictor ,psylocke

    give wolverine a break

  15. No More Wolverine…

    Lineup should be:


    and maybe: Warpath, Cannonball, Feral or Wolfsbane

  16. Cable

  17. Ryan Reynolds should be Deadpool. He has proved in the past that he can play a snarky character in an action film; Blade 3. The poor guy just seems to play good roles in awful movies. He needs one well written and directed and is perfect for the Deadpool character. That is as long as no one is stupid enough to sew up his mouth again. What was that all about anyway???

  18. Rob Liefeld is such a hack… Such a shady artist. I will have to say comic book company did make that monster.

  19. Psyclocke- Maggie Q
    Cable- Stephen Lang
    Deadpool- Ryan Reynolds
    Wolverine- Hugh Jakcman
    Spiral- ?

    This would be the best Covert team with no hesitations to get their hands dirty.

  20. Doop

  21. “I speak comic books pretty fluently, I’m aware of what should and should not work on screen.” Gawd, the arrogance of this no-talent loser irks me every time I see him trying to reclaim his long-lost 15 minutes of fame (Hint: It was in the 90s).

    Getting pretty sick of Wolverine, but that’s thanks to the comics.

    Marvel loves Fantomex for some damned reason. I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why. All books he’s featured in are either cancelled or don’t sell.

    Cable and Domino are a solid team-up and have great comic chemistry when they’re together. I’d love to see this dangerous duo.

    Psylocke would also be a deadly attractive choice to add to the roster.

    Since I’m an old school X-Force fan, I’ll throw in my final vote for Shatterstar because swords are super-popular right now (almost as popular as bows and arrows). I liked the manic warrior version far more than the bisexual horndog PAD turned him into. Not that there’s anything wrong with that… yadda yadda yadda…

  22. Boomer, meltdown, tabitha smith and boomboom

  23. As long as this has deadpool in then I will see it.

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