Well, it looks like the X-Men cinematic universe isn’t planning on stopping with the R-Rated output anytime soon.
With word on the grapevine being that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is co-writing the script of the X-Force movie, we now know thanks to Producer Simon Kinberg that it too will be a R-Rated movies along with Deadpool (and Deadpool 2 no doubt) and Logan.
Kinsberg to Deadline said: “We are working hard on New Mutants, Gambit with Channing Tatum, Deadpool 2 and the new X-Force movie where Deadpool is alongside Cable and other main characters.
“Then X-Force which is a combination of Deadpool, and Cable –they’re like the Black ops of the X-Men. They’re much darker and have an R-rated decibel. There are other X-Men characters coming into X-Force at different times in the comic, but it’s separate from X-Men.”
He does, however, point out that, like Logan, the difference in certification won’t mean they aren’t still all connected, although it won’t be the primary aim of the standalone adventures: “There is a larger architecture to tell these stories in,” said Kinberg.
“I talk to the studio all the time about this and there is a plan for how these movies can connect and be a part of a larger narrative. It’s something that’s fun, exciting and it will be interesting to see how we marry the different tones that we’ve been generating in these standalone movies of the X-Men universe. But we go into making the best movie we can. It’s not just about a Colossus or Deadpool cameo. Connecting all of these movies will happen when it organically makes sense. These movies aren’t simply being built as stepping stones to a larger story. Each one is wholly enclosed and a movie worth seeing.”
With Domino now cast in Deadpool 2 (here) it looks like the FOX X-Men universe is set to keep growing and – chuckle – evolving as it goes.
Now, all we really need for now is to find out who will play Cable and sit back and wait to see if these movies can continue to be as fun and, dare we say it, dark as Deadpool and Logan.
What say you all? Is an R-Rated future the way to go? Let us know…