Now that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has realized his dream of becoming the smart-mouthed anti-hero for 20th Century Fox, his next priority is getting an X-Force film off the ground.
In an interview with FILMSTARTS about his new comic book film, Reynolds discussed the cinematic future for Deadpool and his hopes for an X-Force movie. “In the future, I think, if we’re doing a bunch more Deadpool movies, we’re gonna really explore the X-Men a lot,” he said, adding, “And maybe X-Force. X-Force my priority. I really want to get that in.”
We’ve been hearing rumblings about an X-Force film for a few years now, with series creator Rob Liefeld praising a screenplay penned by Kick-Ass 2 helmer Jeff Wadlow back in 2013. The following year, Liefeld said the film may have been shelved following 20th Century Fox’s announcement of X-Men: Apocalypse.