'Kick-Ass 2' Director Attached to Write & Helm 'X-Force' Movie at Fox?
Just hours ago, towards the tail end of our story about Hugh Jackman's desire for Wolverine to team-up with The Avengers and Spider-Man, we pointed out that an expanded X-Men universe might be in the cards for Fox. The studio recently registered a domain name that pointed to the possibility of seeing the X-Men spin-off ensemble X-Force turned into a film. Comic reator Rob Leifeld confirmed that a film went into development back in March, but it had yet to be given a greenlight. Now THR has word that Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow will write the adaptation, and he might also be getting lined up to direct. Read on!
This was likely meant to be a surprise at Fox's Comic-Con panel next week, but hopefully there's more details to come. After all, the character line-up will be what fans really want to hear about. The original team included included Boom Boom, Cable, Cannonball, Domino, Feral, Shatterstar and Warpath. However, more recent incarnations have also brought along Deadpool, Wolverine and Colossus, all characters who are in Fox's wheelhouse right now, not to mention Archangel, Psylocke and more. X-Men franchise producer Lauren Schuler Donner is producing this more militant and aggressive superhero ensemble, and it sounds like this could be the beginning of a big X-Men universe at Fox. Stay tuned.