Daredevil’s Drew Goddard To Direct ‘X-Force’ Movie, Led By Deadpool
‘Daredevil’ creator Drew Goddard will direct an ‘X-Force’ movie led by Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool for Fox it has been announced.
Goddard helming a comic book movie has been on the cards for a while but it’s taken some time for the stars to align in just the right way, and this would seem to be the perfect vehicle for him. For those of you unfamiliar with ‘X-Force’, they’re basically the Black Ops arm of the ‘X-Men’, with a badder and more ruthless attitude, so expect it not to be a PG rated movie!
Alongside Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool, Josh Brolin’s Cable, who will be introduced in ‘Deadpool 2’, is expected to play a large part in the movie. Being a Marvel superhero team there have been a number of heroes which have joined (and left) over the years including Angel, Colossus, Deathlok, Domino, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine, and X-23, so they aren’t short of other characters to add in! Much as I’m positive it’s not going to happen, I’d love them to tempt Hugh Jackman back into the sideburns for one last R-rated outing…
Along with creating the Marvel/Netflix series ‘Daredevil’, Drew Goddard is an alumnus of both Joss Whedon, having worked on ‘Buffy’ & ‘Angel’, and J.J. Abrams, having written on episodes of ‘Alias’, ‘Lost’ and the movie ‘Cloverfield’. He also wrote award winning film ‘The Martian’ and wrote and directed the brilliant ‘The Cabin in the Woods’. He was originally supposed to write and direct Spider-man spin off ‘The Sinister Six’ for Sony before they decided to team up with Marvel fold the character into the wider MCU.
There is no release date for the ‘X-Force’ movie yet, but Fox has a solid looking superhero slate for next year already. ‘X-Men: The New Mutants’ is due to arrive in April 2018, followed by ‘Deadpool 2’ in June, and ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ in November. Add in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ in February, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in April, and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ in June, plus Sony’s ‘Venom’ flick in October, and DC’s ‘Aquaman’ in December, I’d say we’re pretty well covered on the comic book movie front!