A movie focusing on X-Force, the mutant superhero team that includes Deadpool, has been in the works for some time. It has now been reported that the film has a new writer.
According to Collider, Joe Carnahan has been hired to work on a script for the movie. Carnahan is best known as the director of action movies such as The A-Team and Smoking Aces, and he is set to direct the third Bad Boys movie, Bad Boys For Life. He is also recently completed the script for the Uncharted movie.
Last year Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds explained that he was keen to do an X-Force movie, stating: “X-Force is really my priority. I really want to get that in.” However, this was before Deadpool became the most successful film in Fox’s X-Men franchise, and since then the focus has been on Deadpool 2.
X-Force is a superhero team that was conceived by Deadpool’s co-creator Rob Liefeld. They first appeared the 100th issue of Marvel’s X-Men spinoff comic The New Mutants in 1991, and have gone on to include such other heroes as Cyclops, Psylocke, Wolverine, Storm, and Colossus.
Deadpool 2 is expected to start production soon. In a recent interview, writer Paul Wernick explained that the sequel with take same unconventional approach as the first movie.
“Deadpool is a movie that did break all the rules. And I think we’re going to continue to break those rules,” he said. “That involves knowing that he’s in a movie, talking to the audience, breaking that fourth wall, a characteristic that they established so brilliantly in the comics way back when. So yeah, I do think that timelines are something that we can make fun of and don’t have…
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