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Jeff Wadlow talks X-Force story, characters, and rating.

July 30th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

In an interview with Screen Rant, Jeff Wadlow was asked to share his thoughts on what exactly it is that differentiates the X-Force team from the X-Men:

 “What ‘X-Force’ is – the way I talk about ‘X-Force’ is… ‘X-Men’ is about mutants, and not all the mutants get into the mansion. So I’m curious to tell a story about the mutants who don’t make it into the mansion.”

We’ve already heard that X-Force will have a 5 person roster, but now it sounds like Wadlow may have an idea of who he wants:

“Look, I’m a huge Deadpool fan, who doesn’t love Wolverine – but obviously Cable is an iconic character we haven’t seen onscreen yet. I love Psylocke, Domino is an amazing character – it’s a long list of characters that have appeared in ‘X-Force’ – Colossus is in the current lineup… There’s a lot of really exciting characters that you can use in ‘X-Force’ that have been in other movies, that haven’t shown up, or maybe there’s ways to re-imagine them, even though they might’ve shown up in other films.”

They take it a step further and ask if he is given free reign to choose the team or does the studio have their own ideas:

“Basically when they hired Mark [Millar] to oversee their Marvel properties, he started talking about some characters they were thinking about doing solo films with – that could maybe then lead to a team movie  – sort of following the Marvel/’Avengers’ model. And I said, ‘Wait, wait, wait, that’s not what’s cool about X-Men! Marvel’s doing individuals who become a team; this should be about, like, other teams, and I want to make an ‘X-Force’ movie, and this is how I would do it.’ And I pitched him the idea, he got real excited and gave me some great notes that I incorporated, we took it into the studio, I pitched them, they loved it and they said ‘Let’s do it.’”

Will it be PG-13 or R rated:

“At this point, to be honest, there’s a lot of external issues that go into answering that question. Depends on the budget of the movie – if I wanted to make a smaller-budget film then the argument for allowing me to make an R-rated film becomes more compelling. Like ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ we made that for $28 million so that could be ‘R’; you make a movie for $200 million it can’t be ‘R.’ That’s just the economics of the movie business. So I think it depends on the scope of the final film – but we’ll see. [Smiles]”

Finally they ask what villain we might be seeing in an X-Force movie:

[Smiles Coyly] I can’t say at this point. I can’t say.”

I think Days of Future Past is set to reboot the X-Men universe and give a clean slate for I guess what could be called Fox’s Phase 2. By showing us a the idea of a apocalyptic future that needs to be stopped, the need for an X-Force is clear. I think Apocalypse would be the villain of choice .

What do you guys think?

Source: Screen Rant

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