According the new reports 20th Century Fox is moving ahead with it's X-Force movie by hiring Drew Goddard as the director and writer of the film.
According to reports, X-Force is expected to revolve heavily around Deadpool and Cable. The pair will lead a team of Black Ops filled with “down and dirty mutant warriors” who are way more brutal than their X-Men counterparts.
Goddard will write the script for X-Force and direct the film. Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Simon Kinberg will produce the feature. Deadlines reports Goddard has already started working on the X-Force script and will roll into pre-production on the film once he is done with Bad Times at the El Royale.
If you are not familiar with the name, Goddard was a creator that helped bring the Marvel Netflix series Dardevil to life and also penned the script for The Martian.
From the reports we also found out that Deadpool 2 will also be the starting point for the X-Force, producer Kinberg teased “Deadpool 2 is going into production this year,” Kinberg said. “Then X Force which is a combination of Deadpool, and Cable – they’re like the Black ops of the X-Men. They’re much darker and have an R-rated decibel.”
“When there are films that want to be raunchier, want to be darker, want to be violent or R-rated, [Fox will] be open to it. If we were to make an X-Force movie, that probably should be R-rated.”
Stay tuned for more updates.