Drew Goddard And THE X-FORCE (And DEADPOOL)
Splashtists, I know there are some of you who quite enjoy the XCU (X-Men Cinematic Universe). I may upset you with my harsh opinion of what that is, and what they do over there. But, my inner child gets the ice cream cone slapped out of his hands every time I learn more about what they’re planning. Don’t hate me, we just have a difference of opinion, that’s all. Some of you liked (perhaps even loved *gags*) X3: The Last Stand. I don’t think you’re a bad person. And, no, you could never date my sister. You’ve already you have poor judgment.
Which brings us to the latest info to come down the XCU pipeline. Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, World War Z) has been announced as the writer and director of X-FORCE. A film that will center on Deadpool. What?! That shows zero lack in their ability to develop characters audiences will care about. Let me see if I got this right. So, FOX didn’t want to make Deadpool, but then we got hold of the test footage. Then, they cut the budget but the film was good enough we still loved it. Now, they’re going to shove him into every nook and crany like they did with Wolverine. I thought the reason Cable and Domino were being introduced so we’d be familiar come X-FORCE.
I can hear your arguments “But, we love Deadpool!” Of course you do, the character is excellent. Quite frankly, I’m shocked the masses were able to show love to something so different. But, my point is there is a great time of mutants that make up X-FORCE.
Here’s Deadline’s statement regarding X-FORCE:
EXCLUSIVE: Fox has set Drew Goddard to write and direct X-Force, the X-Men universe pic that revolves around Deadpool and Cable leading a Black Ops force of down and dirty mutant warriors who are far more ruthless than their X-Men counterparts. Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds and Lauren Shuler Donner are producing. Goddard is next directing for Fox Bad Times at the El Royale with Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges (I love that cast), but he has already cracked the script and will roll right into X-Force when he is finished.
I will say this for something positive: visually it will rock. I’m a fan of most of Goddard’s work, and I can’t knock the man at all. So, who excited about X-Force? And, yes, feel free to argue FOX and the XCU with me.