Kick-Ass 2’s Jeff Wadlow Reveals His Discarded Plans for X-Force Trilogy
Back in 2013, 20th Century Fox asked Jeff Wadlow to write and direct a film version of X-Force, a hit squad of young mutants led by Cable. Wadlow’s plans never came to fruition, as the success of Deadpool and the Disney-Fox merger put the movie on hold. Speaking with Comicbookmovie, the writer-director revealed what would have been his take on the X-Force project.
“What I can share about my take on the property (as it’s not really relevant any more since Deadpool 2 introduced Cable, and I wrote X-Force before Deadpool 1 even came out), is that it asked if X-Men was about mutants who get to go to private school with Wolverine and Professor X, and have the Blackbird swooping down to pick them up, what about the mutants that have to go to public school? What about the ones who don’t have the benefactor looking out for them, and what about the kids who have to figure it out on their own? We then would have introduced that darker, more militant mentor in the form of Cable.”
The director went on to add that he planned to shoot a trilogy involving the members of the X-Men offshoot.
“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 would have grown and changed and lost and picked up some new members, and basically turned into Rick Remender’s version of the X-Force in the early 2000s,” Wadlow added.
Eventually, fans got the chance to see a very different X-Force onscreen in Deadpool 2. In the 2018 blockbuster, Wade Wilson’s alter-ego leads the team in his mission to take down Cable.
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