DGovov0WAAAMMVa
Uncategorized

What We Know About the X-Force Film

While we’re all still semi-patiently waiting to see what happens when Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) meets the time-traveling super soldier Cable (Josh Brolin) in the upcoming Deadpool 2the two diametrically opposed superheroes will likely be starring in the ensemble film X-Force. Director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Deadpool 2 screenwriter) is helming this super-sized film, which will likely reunite Deadpool and Cable after whatever shenanigans they get into in Deadpool 2. The only synopsis we’ve heard thus far is that Cable will assemble a team of mutants to help prevent the shattered future he comes form. The X-Force is essentially a Black Ops force, made up of deadly mutants who are willing to do the dirty jobs that are too morally questionable for the relatively more stable X-Men. It’s likely that another Deadpool newbie, the mutant assassin Domino (Atlanta‘s awesome Zazie Beetz) will be on the team as well.

While there’s not a ton known at this point, Digital Spy lead us to this Production Weekly update, which reports that X-Force is set to begin filming this October, with Reynolds and Brolin returning in their respective roles. Take this with a grain of salt for now, however, as nothing is officially confirmed.

So what do we know? The X-Force, as it has existed in the comics, has been made up of a bunch of superheroes that we’ve seen in recent films, as well as a few who will be starring in Josh Boone’s upcoming New Mutants, the X-Men spinoff that will be the franchise’s first step in the horror direction (it’s due out on February 22, 2019). The X-Force has included: Colossus (which could mean Deadpool star Stefan Kapiči will return), Psylocke (Olivia Munn played her in X-Men: Apocalypse), the aforementioned Domino, Shatterstar, Wolfsbane (Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams plays her in New Mutants), Danielle Moonstar (played by Blu Hunt in New Mutants), Archangel (played by Ben Hardy in X-Men: Apocalypse) and X-23 (played by Dafne Keen in Logan).

We may learn quite a bit more about the future of X-Force once Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18. We already got a brief glimpse of what appeared to be the X-Force in the last trailer. In that split-second shot, we saw Terry Crews, rumored to be playing either Hammer or G.W. Bridge, and Shatterstar, who Colossus actor Stefan Kapiči confirmed was in Deadpool 2. 

Featured image: Josh Brolin is Cable in Deadpool 2. Courtesy 20th Century Fox.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Credits

The Credits is an online magazine that tells the story behind the story to celebrate our large and diverse creative community. Focusing on profiles of below-the-line filmmakers, The Credits celebrates the often uncelebrated individuals who are indispensable to the films and TV shows we love.