X-Force is one of those concepts that seems ripe for a series of films. At one point, in a world before Deadpool was released, that was seemingly the plan. In a conversation with Comic Book Movie, director Jeff Wadlow details what he had planned for a trilogy of X-Force films, spanning themes and concepts from the original team that Rob Liefeld made popular to the even more popular Rick Remender version from a few years ago. Check out his comments below, including him begging Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige to do it:
"Kevin Feige, if you're reading this, I will do anything at all to work on your version of the X-Men and X-Force. I'm a filmmaker because of 90s comics, so I obviously love them dearly, and it was actually a dream come true for me to write X-Force and meet Rob Liefeld. I loved doing it and would of course do anything to be part of whatever new iteration they have planned.
"What I can share about my take on the property (as it's not really relevant any more since Deadpool 2 introduced Cable, and I wrote X-Force before Deadpool 1 even came out), is that it asked if X-Men was about mutants who get to go to private school with Wolverine and Professor X, and have the Blackbird swooping down to pick them up, what about the mutants that have to go to public school? What about the ones who don't have the benefactor looking out for them, and what about the kids who have to figure it out on their own? We then would have introduced that darker, more militant mentor in the form of Cable.
"I plotted out this three movie arc that took X-Force from what it was in the 90s with Rob Liefeld with a band of kids fighting for what they believe in, and then by the third film, the group would have grown and changed and lost and picked up some new members, and basically turned into Rick Remender's version of the X-Force in the early 2000s. That was a much darker hit squad and black ops team who had lost their way over the course of the three films.
"They're plans which never came to fruition, but I'm super grateful to have had the opportunity to have just written the script."
What do you think? Should this have happened? Should Feige make this still? Wadlow seems pretty game.
First seen on Comic Book Movie