‘Kick-Ass 2′ Director To Write ‘X-Force’ Movie

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 16th, 2014 at 9:24 am,

Cable Marvel Comics Boris Kick Ass 2 Director To Write X Force Movie

A week before San Diego Comic-Con 2013 begins, rumors and rumblings of the future of the X-Men film franchise pointed towards the possibility of Twentieth Century Fox developing an X-Force movie, mostly based on the fact that the studio had registered a film domain name for the title. It didn’t hurt that creator Rob Liefeld has been tweeting unofficial confirmations that the film is in development.

New Mutants movie featuring a younger team of X-Men characters has been of interest to X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner for at least four years and it sounds as if it may have evolved into X-Force and that it may be part of Fox’s mysterious Hall H panel at Comic-Con next week. Any uncertainties about Fox moving forward with X-Force can begin evaporating as the film now as a writer, one who shares an interesting connection to both X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

THR has the scoop that Kick-Ass 2 writer and director Jeff Wadlow has been signed by the studio to adapt X-Force into a feature film, we expect as the followup to Days of Future Past. Interestingly enough, Wadlow replaced Matthew Vaughn to direct the Kick-Ass sequel and Vaughn replaced Singer in directing X-Men: First Class. Conversely, for Days of Future Past, Singer had to return the favor and replace Vaughn although its his story pitch that the movie is based on. Vaughn, Singer and Wadlow therefore, all share an interesting creative comic book movie connection which makes Wadlow a fitting choice.

Did we mention that Wadlow and Vaughn’s Kick-Ass movies are based on Mark Millar’s comics, the same Mark Millar who was hired by Fox as a Marvel movie consultant? No coincidences here.

Original X Force Cover Marvel Comics Kick Ass 2 Director To Write X Force Movie

The report continues, that Wadlow may end up directing the feature as well. If writing is begin this year, it’s an easy bet to assume X-Force won’t release until 2015 at the very earliest, if not, 2016 as the Marvel movie followup to Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four (helmed by Josh Trank) in 2015. Until more details are revealed, we don’t yet know which X-Force series from Marvel Comics the studio is interesting in bringing to the screen, but we do expect at least some characters from Days of Future Past to carry over.

This is yet more evidence towards the theory that Fox may finally introduce the time-travelling mutant known as Cable who in the books is the son of Cyclops and Jean Grey in one universe, and an aged version of Wolverine in another. This character is integral to the X-Force stories, new Mutants and in tying in with Deadpool should that project get back on the development track. It’s safe to say Fox has major comic book movie announcements to surprise fans next Saturday, the same day Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios host panels of their own.

Bryan Singer directs X-Men: Days of Future Past with newcomers Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Boo Boo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Evan Peters, Adan Canto, Josh Helman,  along with returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, and Daniel Cudmore. Lucas Till and James Marsden may be involved if witness reports are true.

The Wolverine releases July 26, 2013, X-Men: Days of Future Past on May 23, 2014.


Let me know on Twitter @rob_keyes if you want Havok and Cyclops in the next X-Men movie!

Source: THR

Cable artwork by Boris Vallejo.

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  1. they get archangel on the scene, and I’m there. hopefully they’ll start introducing other characters, like sublime, sinister, the final horsemen, etc.

    • Id LOVE to see Archangel, but Id like to see Angel one more team before going to the dark side.

      So the best route to me would be X-Force, then X4 with Angel where he becomes Archangel, and then joins X-Force 2.

      Perfect arc

  2. As long as nobody rewrites the script to be in line with what Fox wants I’ll be fine. Also I think it’d be great if they use Wolverine, Angel, Psylocke, Deadpool, Fantomex and Deathlok as the team. Granted only half the team would have been established but moviegoers didn’t know who half the guys in Wolverine Origins were.

    The only problem with this film is that X-Force are a violent team, they do the jobs the X-Men don’t want to do, that’s the problem with Marvel. It’s just as violent and adult as it is kid friendly but nobody seems to understand that.

    So we keep getting the kid friendly side but we’re never seeing the violent side out of fear of children watching the movies. So are X-Force going to act like X-Force or just a kid friendly version of it? Till Fox can answer that, I’m not sure if I’m excited for this or not.

    • That’s the team I wanna see… in the exact same outfits, it’s all about the outfits.

  3. Honestly this would be a really good idea…and if Hugh Jackman is done with wolverine this would be the perfect vehicle to potentially introduce his son…yes…wolverine had a son ;}

  4. Great news. When i heard of the news of the X-force movie development, i was thinking about the possible directors who can come up with a great portrayal of the X-force characters and do justice to the R-rated story line of X-force comics, & Jeff Wadlow’s name immediately came up in my mind. Now if fox can introduce Deadpool (the original comic version, not X-men origin’s Barakapool version) and Nightcrawler as major characters of the film, they will surely get me all excited about this film.

  5. I really want to this happen and have Archangel, Wolverine with a mask, Psylocke, Warpath, Cable, Bishop, Forge Phantom-X, Dead pool, Domino, AND Wolfsbane in these with other great character cameos like Beak, Husk, Chamber, Glob Herman and a lot of others. maybe some great villains like Sinister, Omega Red, John Sublime, and Apocalypse. But the main thing I really want so I feel at ease with the X-men Films is some closure in continuity issues, like Schrieber sabretoothe and how he turns into Tyler mane Sabretoothe,where did Nightcrawler go and how he is Mystiques and Azazels son mainly, and would love to see more Cyclops, Nightcrawler and Gambit. There are so many characters that need their story told and a lot more screen time like Cyclops being the leader in a X-men film, Angel could also play a great main hero that turns to the dark side, gAMBIT COULD ALSO PLAY A GREAT SIDE HERO LIKE NIGHTCRAWLER DID IN X2 IF DONE RIGHT AS WELL. I f anyone has not noticed I really want to see beak at least get a cameo could be an interesting character to play off of Beast since Beak is a sad character at first because he does not like being a mutant then becomes a really strong character.

  6. I also think the biggest Comicbookmovie would be the one Hugh Jackmon talked of with Wolverine and some of the X-men along with Spiderman in the Avengers film would be the ultimate comicbookmovie. think about the evil villians going head to head with the mightiest Heroes would be awesome.

  7. I have little knowledge of X-Force in the comics, but this all sounds very cool. Some people seem to be suggesting Wolverine might be a part of it? I think they need to develop the franchise to be able to survive without him at this point. A new team would be great. Also, I am interested to see how the ongoing X-Men films eventually coexist with the rebooted Fantastic Four.

  8. This could also lead to an X-Factor film or even X-Statics, I would also love a X-Men film where Cyclops leads the Team and the Magneto film sounds good too, maybe they can show how Sabretoothe turned from schrieber’s version to Tyler manes version. I just want to see some great x-men stories and characters. I was watching the new Die hard, and Olympus falling and would love to see some real action in these films like those film and not so many explosions.

    • I know how they could explain Sabretooth’s transformation from Wolverine’s equal to mindless lackey. Anyone read the comics where Wolverine puts a claw through Sabretooth’s brain?

    • this is a Fox movie, lol

  9. I would love the continuity issues to be explained on film tho, and see how Sabretoothe actually joined with Magneto.

  10. and would love to see the real Juggernaught, and Blob. Omega Red is a must to go up against Wolverine next a must…

  11. This’d be a great way to introduce deadpool and lessen the risk of using the character in a standalone movie

  12. just hope fox doesn’t royally the adaptation, as in making reed richards, snot, and kade Kilgore members. or some other wild idea.

  13. I meant royally screw up the adaptation.

  14. Other than cable, X-force was originally formed with mutant leftovers, and Rob Liefeld didn’t even decide to give Cable powers or confirm his origin until years later. I don’t think they thought Cable would become as popular as he did. In X-force #1 Cable starts using telekinesis “out of nowhere!” I was like… why didn’t you use that before now, you could have saved a lot of pain and suffering, why now?

    X-force’s origin is anything but glamorous.
    When the Shadow King attacked Muir Isle, all the mutants, x-men, new mutants, x-factor… united to fight him. The isle was destroyed and the shadow king defeated, but at the end of the storyline the mutants were divided up, blue and gold teams, and havok took over x-factor (uncanny 281, xmen 1 and x-factor 71)

    then cable left the x-mansion basement with the only “new mutants” left, Cannonball and Boom-boom. X-force grew from cable’s frustration with Scott and Storms passive leadership approach. He wanted a new attack/offensive team that could strike first. Only problem… he needed more agressive mutants. enter Shatterstar, Warpath, Feral, Domino.

    X-force’s success was born out of desperation, and Rob Liefeld’s luck.

    • Since they have changed the team multiple times I doubt the roster will reflect anything from a specific comic arc. They will more than likely use an odd mix of characters and just tack the name X-Force on to sell it to comic book fans, kind of like First Class.

      And as you said X-Force was the fourth tier team made up of characters that they either had nothing else to do with, or that Liefeld created off of existing ideas. They could not use Shatterstar as he was written because his supposed parents Longshot and Dazzler were never introduced (and they would never explain Longshot properly because they never use anything that is not mutant related). Feral was just a composite of Wolfsbane and the Hellion character Catseye with a little Tigra mixed in, and Warpath was a little used character that Rob bought back and shot up with steroids.

  15. Can’t wait to see Cable on the big screen but for f**ks sake DC/WB needs to get their act together I want to see some of DC heroes besides Bats or Supes or some movies with continuity a team up. I wish Warner bros had physical body I would kick them square in the balls right now.

  16. Is this stuff will play nice after “Days of the future past” ? I guess it will since they know Singer’s script and wether he fixed mess or not. Anyway, thats eXtremely awsome.

  17. We need an r-rated uncanny x-force film with wolverine, psylocke, archangel, fantomex and deadpool. for a sequel they need to do the dark angel thing (it has to be a sequel because you need to establish warren as a character before turning him evil) they need the same costumes as in the comics as well. the only problem is that they might not be able to do apocalypse solution because they would have just used him in xmen: apocalypse.
    also if people like it they could do a deadpool movie spinoff.