Before Ryan Reynolds came out with Deadpool and introduced Cable, Domino, and Shatterstar in Deadpool 2, FOX was considering turning X-Force into a film franchise of its own. They looked to Kick-Ass 2 writer/director, Jeff Wadlow to come up with a plan, and he did… but sadly that plan never came to fruition. Now that he’s riding high on the release of his latest film, Fantasy Island, Wadlow is talking about what could have been with CBM.
“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.”