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Did 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Change Fox's 'X-Force' Movie Plans?

While Marvel Studios may still be the most prolific producer of big-budget comic book movies, with two new releases every year alongside tie-in TV series, Twentieth Century Fox is steadily starting to catch up. With new movies based on Marvel comics planned through to 2018, many fans are clamoring to see their own personal favorite mutant character or team realized on the big screen.

Fox's current plans are to release Fantastic Four in 2015, X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, Wolverine 3 and Fantastic Four 2 in 2017, and a mystery title in 2018. With three movies - Deadpool, X-Force and Gambit - all potential fits for the 2018 slot, it's still unclear which of these titles (if any) already have release dates planned, or whether they're going to get made at all.

X-Force was originally announced last summer with Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow attached to write the script and potentially direct the movie as well. In early December, X-Force creator Rob Liefeld said that he had read a completed draft of the script and that it was "beyond impressive." Just a couple of days later, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer revealed that X-Men: Apocalypse was in the works and would arrive in 2016. Since then things have been very quiet on the X-Force front, and a recent tweet from Liefeld suggests that the two things are connected.

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Did 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Change Fox's 'X-Force' Movie Plans?