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Plans for Fox’s Scrapped ‘X-Force’ Movie Trilogy Revealed by Original Writer

Plans for Fox’s Scrapped ‘X-Force’ Movie Trilogy Revealed by Original Writer

Before Ryan Reynolds’ “Deadpool” became 20th Century Fox’s breakout X-Men spinoff franchise, the studio entered development on a superhero movie centered around the X-Force mutants. Fox brought in “Kick-Ass 2” filmmaker Jeff Wadlow to write the script and potentially direct the project. “X-Men” franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner was on board as well. “X-Force” is the brainchild of “Deadpool” creator Rob Liefeld and includes such comics characters as Deadpool, Cable, and the New Mutants. Fox scrapped the original “X-Force” movie in favor of the R-rated “Deadpool” project, but Wadlow hasn’t forgotten his plan to launch an entire “X-Force” film trilogy.

“I plotted out this three-movie arc that took ‘X-Force’ from what it was in the 90s, with Rob Liefeld with a band of kids fighting for what they believe in, and then by the third film, the group basically turned into Rick Remender’s version of the X-Force in the early 2000s,

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