With the recent critical and box office success of Deadpool still fresh in mind, and the current critical and box office success of Logan having the earmarks of a new breakthrough for the franchise super-hero category, there's no doubt that 20th Century Fox has a hot hand, and it sounds like they intend to build on that momentum. In a pair of dueling 'exclusives' released moments apart, Collider has posted word that The Grey writer/director Joe Carnahan will script X-Force, while Comicbook.com chimes in by adding that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds will co-write the film.
There appears to be some disagreement on how exactly this is coming together, however. Collider states flatly that "Carnahan is only writing the script for X-Force and is not currently attached to direct", while Comicbook.com says that Carnahan "has been tapped to direct".
No matter how that plays out, it's a promising bit of news on this particular franchise rumor mill, and with New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and X-Men: Supernova waiting in the wings, it would appear that 20th Century Fox is well on its way to building a potent rival to Marvel Studios with the Mutant wing of the Marvel Universe.