X-Men: Apocalypse may have scuppered plans for X-Force movie

News Simon Brew 3 Jun 2014 - 06:47
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Fox is pressing ahead with X-Men: Apocalypse for 2016 - but does that mean the X-Force movie is less likely to happen?

With X-Men: Days Of Future Past notching up record box office for the X-Men movie franchise, 20th Century Fox is understandably wanting to capitalise on its success by pushing ahead with more films. Thus, we're getting a new Wolverine sequel, a Gambit standalone film, and before both of those, X-Men: Apocalypse.

Apocalypse is set to mainly feature the First Class cast, so it'll be led by James McAvoy. But Fox's decision to push ahead so soon with the film (it's due in summer 2016) may have damaged the chances of the mooted X-Force movie making it to the big screen.

X-Force was created by Rob Liefeld, and it had been revealed last year that a film project was in development, with Kick-Ass 2's Jeff Wadlow directing. But as Liefeld noted over Twitter, "Everything changed when X-Men Apocalypse was announced". So, will there still be an X-Force movie? "Coin toss, I'd wager", Liefeld posted. He also noted that "I have no idea if Cable will appear in future X-Men films. Hard to believe he won't appear in Apocalypse but I don't expect it".

Liefeld's Twitter feed can be found here. We'll keep you posted as we hear more on X-Force.

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Can't say I'm too bothered about being spared another Jeff Wadlow superhero sequel.

The less Rob Liefeld stuff in the world the better IMO

I think one X-Men franchise is enough. But why oh why do they keep going with Wolverine movies?!? They have been terrible so far just let it die!

But where will we keep our phones, keys, wallets, bullets, change, cigarettes and fold-away tents?

Hahaha you just won the internet for today my friend.

Money! Nothing more, nothing less. Neither Wolverine set the world alight but they both turned a profit.

>But Fox's decision to push ahead so soon with the film

Here we go again...

Script first, release date after. PLEASE.

In related news, pouch sales dropped by 73% today.

That's just, like, your opinion, man. I liked them. Even Origins.

In other news: Pouches'R'Us announced a devasting fall in their expected profit margins

Too true.

I can't imagine an X-Force film being any good at all. The whole concept and look of the thing was so very 90s it's not true. Can you imagine the difficulty with the plot - just try and explain who Cable is to anyone who's just seen the X-Men films and you'll see what I mean. And (as others have commented already, but can never be over-emphasised) those pouches, particularly the leg pouches, were ridiculous. I mean, what would you even store in them? Can X-Force and press on with Deadpool. I don't even know that much about the guy, but he already seems like a more interesting proposition. Oh dear, I've just remembered the feet .......

Yes where will they find so many massively over muscled square people with tiny feet ?....then there's the nightmare for the costuming dept sticking belt pouches on everything.....

Have just seen all the comments below looks like all anyone remembers about X-Force were the pouches....

..and the need to overcompensate for those tiny, tiny feet with ludicrously large guns.

Give us Cyclops back and have him lead the X-Men like he's supposed to...who cares about Cable.

X-Factor movie!

I'd like an X-Force movie especially if its the militant version. Then we could have Blink, Sunspot, Warpath, Bishop instead of Cable and some other's such as Psylocke, Fantomex etc to make it a different sort of superhero film. Like a mutant Expendables bunch.

Liefeld, Wadlow, leg pouches, big guns, little feet, WHATEVER ESE! I didn't read the comics, I watched the cartoon, and man I wanted to see them in a movie! Stephen Lang, Milla Jovovich, Ryan Reynolds... WHYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

Because money. But apocalypse without cable... Is like the end of the world without Wifi.

If I was a mutant commando I'd probably make sure that I had a large selection of pocket/pouches too to carry all of my...umm... military stuff. They must have to put their wallets, keys and gum somewhere.

I'd rather get a YoungBlood movie! ha ha ha

Just have them undergo The Rock's or Hugh Jackman's workout regimes, but make them skip leg day.

ah so your the one

That's a shame. I'd really like to see the value of my New Mutants 87 go up.

Well I think an X-Force movie would be great, They are my favorite hero team. I know that the back story of Cable can be confusing but they can change it like the did with Havok not being Cyclopes' brother. Maybe they can make Nathaniel the son of Havok and make him be like a great, great uncle to Scott. I am also pretty sure that you can see a young Nate Summers in both the beginning and end of Days of Future past.

I would have enjoyed if X-Men First Class was a full on reboot of the franchise. While still mainly focusing on Xavier and Magneto, but with the Original 5 X-men (with Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch if they possible). Then they could have made the X-Force movie with Wolverine's black ops squad with Deadpool, Psylocke, Wolfsbane, and maybe a fifth member. This way we can have Cyclops leading the X-men, and Wolverine leading X-Force. Having both movies as a shared universe of course. They can also add or switch around characters between the groups in sequels.

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