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James Franco set to appear many, many times in an X-Men spinoff movie as Multiple Man

November 22nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

What’s the only thing better than one James Franco? yes, multiple James Francos.

Your reaction that intro will gauge how you’re going to enjoy this news…

Franco is looking set to join the X-Men Universe for 20th Century Fox in a standalone movie… as the Multiple Man.


Jamie Madrox, also known as Multiple Man, has the mutant power to create and control duplicates of himself. The character first appeared in 1975’s Giant-Size Fantastic Four No. 4 and was created by the late Len Wein, the comic book mind behind classic characters such as Wolverine.

All clear? The movie is currently being penned by Allan Heinberg, one of the names who wrote Wonder Woman and will be produced by Simon Kinberg.

Fox is really pushing ahead with the X-franchise with three films planned next year, with New Mutants (April 13), Deadpool 2 (June 1) and the Kinberg-directed X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Nov. 2) also set to be released On top of this, A Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum has Gore Verbinski cutely set to direct, while Logan director James Mangold is working on a Weapon X movie too.


Multiple Man has appeared in the X-Men movies before, if you skip to 1min 13seconds you’ll see him in X-Men: The Last Stand, played by Eric Dane.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….