These are exciting times to be an X-fan. Not only did we get the glorious First Class movie, it’s follow up tackling one of the best story arcs in X-history, Days of Future Past, but now it seems we will be getting an X-Force movie as well!
According to website X-Men Films (x-menfilms.com) 20th Century Fox have registered the domain name X-ForceMovie.com. X-Men Films points out that this is usually how X-movie news gets leaked. Wait, it gets better, its also being reported that talks with X-Force creator Rob Liefeld are pointing towards the possibility of Cable making his movie debut in the film!
Mark Millar, Marvel writer turned Marvel film guru for Fox stated:
“You have to remember that Fox grabbed the X-Men back in the ’90s because it was the biggest franchise in the world. So X-Force or Cable or Deadpool — all these amazing characters are things we haven’t really gotten to yet. ‘X-Force’ #1 was the second biggest book of all time behind Jim Lee’s ‘X-Men’ #1, so there’s an immediate brand recognition to that stuff and a build in fanbase. You go to any convention in the world, and you’ll see 20 people dressed as Deadpool. In a lot of ways, these are Marvel’s coolest characters, so I want to remind people of that and build on what we already have. I think there’s a great foundation, and just from basic conversations, we’ve come up with ten movies we could do. These things cost $150 million each to make, so we have to pick and choose what we want to do.”
Hold on to your horses because as further confirmation we also have this tweet Liefeld sent out when asked to respond to the X-Men Films article:
So boom! There you have it! The only question now remains what iteration of militant mutant group will be getting? Cable’s team of New Mutants? Wolverine’s Uncanny wetworks team? Only time will tell, but stay tuned into The Nerd as more news breaks!