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