Deciding that there aren’t enough mutants in the cast of Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Fox is expanding the X-film universe with the spinoff X-Force, named after the comic known for excessive levels of violence. That major characteristic is probably why Fox has hired Kick-Ass 2 writer-director Jeff Wadlow to script the film, and there’s a strong possibility that Wadlow will also end up directing X-Force if Kick-Ass 2 is a success.
Considering how many iterations of the X-Force team exist in the comics, there’s no telling yet what direction Fox want to takes this property. Will it be a group of young mutants led by a grizzled, time-travelling commando like the original X-Force? Or will it be the contemporary, Wolverine-heavy version where X-Force is a covert team of mutant assassins? It should be noted that Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force features three characters who have already appeared in the X-Men films (Wolverine, Deadpool, and Angel), so the X-Force film may capitalize on the success of those by following that book. Or it might involve a bunch of mutant teens with random pouches all over their costumes fighting alongside an old guy with a comically large gun. Whatever approach Wadlow takes for X-Force, one thing is certain: The next few years are going to see a whole lot of mutants at the movies.
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