We’ve had plenty of X-Men movies in the 21st century, and now it looks like we’re moving on to the next iteration of the letter: an X-Force movie. The Hollywood Reporter says that Jeff Wadlow will write the script and is the frontrunner to direct.
X-Force, created in 1991 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, was a spinoff from Marvel’s “Uncanny X-Men.” Here is what they say about it:
“The original lineup of the team comprised several characters from the first Uncanny X-Men spinoff, The New Mutants, teens who had matured into young adults. Also in the lineup was Cable, a militant leader from the future who is related to X-Men heroes Cyclops and Jean Grey. His body is enhanced by robotic parts, and he has telekinetic powers as well.
X-Force has been rebooted a couple of times in the past decade, and there are now two comics in the marketplace: Uncanny X-Force and Cable and X-Force.”
Sorry for massive quote, but I didn’t want to get members of any force confused or put someone in the wrong group.
Wadlow wrote the script for the upcoming “Kick-Ass 2.” He’s also been adapting the comic “Bloodshot,” and wrote a few episodes of A&E’s “Bates Motel.”
There may be more information about “X-Force” and how it ties in to the “X-Men” movies at Comic-Con.
And there’s your X news for the day.