We’ve known for some time that after the introduction of Josh Brolin as Cable in Deadpool 2 that we’d get an X-Force movie. The film has been on and off the studio’s menu for a number of years, with several different writers taking a chance on a script.
The studio might have found the most perfect match of behind-the-camera talent to comic book property of all their upcoming X-Men films. Drew Goddard will write and direct the X-Force movie. Goddard, of course, is beloved by fans for his work on genre classics like Cabin in the Woods, The Martian, and Daredevil. His kinetic writing/directing style should be perfect for X-Force. Deadline broke the news back in September, which makes no mention of the script that Joe Carnahan had apparently been tapped for earlier that year, so it’s not clear if he’s still involved with the project.
But with the dawn of the Deadpool age, the plan has changed to make X-Force fit more into this weird little R-rated corner of their superhero world. Here’s everything we know so far…
X-Force Release Date
There’s no release date yet, but Fox has reserved one date in 2019 and three dates in 2020 all for X-Men related movies. That November 2019 release date is probably too soon for X-Force, unless they really get moving quickly.
Nov. 22, 2019
March 13, 2020
June 26, 2020
Oct. 2, 2020
March 5, 2021
THR reports that the X-Force movie will shoot in October, so it’s possible it could make it in time for a late 2019 or early 2020 release.
The X-Force movie will feature Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, and certainly Josh Brolin as Cable, as well as Zazie Beetz as X-Force stalwart, Domino. We expect some of other mutants will be introduced, too.
Just as Deadpool is a mercenary and not a traditional superhero, think of X-Force as the mutant equivalent of a black ops team. Presumably, the studio will chase an R-rating for this, which will hopefully be pitched more like an ’80s action movie with mutants rather than a superhero flick. Ryan Reynolds is producing alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler-Donner.