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

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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.

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