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James Franco involved with R-rated Multiple Man movie?

November 30th, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

Rumours are abounding that Fox is working on a fourth R-rated Marvel flick, following in the footsteps of Logan and the two Deadpools.

And the character forming the focus of this project? Jamie Madrox, aka Multiple Man. James Franco has been lined to the project, and while plugging The Disaster Artist he sat down with The Hollywood Reporter. The Multiple Man project was raised, and Franco had this to say:

“I don’t know how much I can say. But I will say I am producing and performing in it. It’s early stages. I think probably what I can say is, like anything, there’s a need to develop more…Our bottom line MO is, how can we push this into new ground? A little bit, but still make it entertaining? [But] what I love about what Simon Kinberg and Fox and the X-Men people have done with Deadpool and Logan — it took a while to get there, maybe 10 years — but they are going to go hard R. And we’re going to take this superhero thing and really just push it into a new genre. So we’re working with Simon Kinberg on an X-Men property.

It’s interesting to note that, despite the rumours, Franco does not specifically confirm that the project will definitely be pushing towards the 15/R territory. The mention of Deadpool and Logan seems to indicate this, but there’s no definite confirmation.

Multiple Man has the ability to create duplicates of himself, which are then capable of going off and functioning on their own before recombining and becoming one person again. Having been both an ally and enemy of the X-Men, depending on the medium and continuity, he made a somewhat forgettable appearance in X-Men: The Last Stand, so it’ll be interesting to see how and what Fox is going to do with the character. Hopefully they’ll remember that they’ve made a few good superhero movies and not take it in the X-Men Origins or Apocalypse direction…

Source: Comic Book Movie

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...