X-Force movie confirmed: Marvel Comics movie tornado continues

Jul 18, 2013
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If you know about Marvel Comics' X-Men, you'll likely recognize the basics in the next Marvel Comics movie title to be confirmed this week: X-Force. This family of mutants comes as a sort of second-tier to the original X-Men team, they being one of the more popular to mature in the relatively large boom of off-shoots that appeared in the 1990's. As with all Marvel Comics characters, these ladies and gentlemen persist, and as all those that've waited many, many years to see such a big-screen film made are well aware: Never Say Never with Marvel!

The report today comes from The Hollywood Reporter where they've gotten word from the writer of Kick-Ass 2 that he's also attached to this next comic book adaptation. X-Force will be developed by 20th Century Fox while producer Lauren Shuler Donner is said to be producing the flick.

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Donner you may remember from producing such X-Men films as X-Men (the original from 2000), X2, X-Men: Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and X-Men: First Class. And yes, that is the lot of them. She's also attached as producer to the next X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past as well as the currently floating Deadpool.

Good news is that though everyone's favorite foul-mouthed red-suited assassin has been known to kick around a X-Force members from time to time, so there's always the possibility that he'll be appearing here in this first of what may very well be a new series of films.

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X-Force has played host to quite a few characters from the Marvel Comics universe including a certain time-traveling relative of Jean Grey (or her clone therein) and Scott Summers: Cable. This fellow has been known to cavort with another black-eyed assassin: Domino, who in turn has been pals - if you can call it that - with Deadpool once or twice.

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Those of you that are fans (or the opposite) of the depiction of Deadpool in the first Wolverine movie will be glad to hear rumblings aplenty of a relative re-boot of the Deadpool brand in this or the Deadpool movie as a stand-alone product. We shall see!

Release date unknown, actors for the film unknown, basically everything else is unknown as this very moment. Stay tuned!

VIA: MTV Splash Page


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