Drew Goddard’s spin off to the X-Men film series X-Force film is still reportedly moving forward, according to DiscussingFilm.
EXCLUSIVE: We can confirm that despite the Disney/Fox deal, currently ‘X-FORCE’ will still go into production with Drew Goddard still attached to write and direct. pic.twitter.com/mvSVu9PS1V
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 5, 2018
Disney agreed to buy 20th Century Fox’s television and film assets this past December for $52.4 billion which includes popular franchises such as the X-Men, Alien, and Dragon Ball.
Both companies are expecting that the deal, which will officially integrate the rented Marvel properties such as the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to take an 12-18 month long period.
Upon the completion of the deal, Disney CEO Bob Iger issued an official confirmation that the Marvel properties would be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying that the studio wouldn’t rule out the production of R-rated comic book movies which have been proven to be profitable ventures after the success of 2016’s Deadpool and last year’s Logan. Both of which carried an R-rating.
Cabin In The Woods director Drew Goddard was tasked by 20th Century Fox to direct the X-Force in September of 2017.
Goddard, who penned two episodes of Daredevil and one episode of The Defenders is no stranger to the vast library of Marvel characters out there, will write and direct the special forces take on the team of “down and dirty mutant warriors” who are not your grandparents’ X-Men.
It is expected that X-Force will revolve around the provocative Marvel merc Deadpool and the time traveling son of Cyclops, Cable who is set to make his big screen debut in Deadpool 2 this summer.
Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley, who is developing a Doctor Doom movie for the studio, said Friday the project is still moving forward at Fox.
Fox will release X-Men spinoff The New Mutants in April, followed by its Deadpool sequel in June. X-Men: Dark Phoenix, from franchise vet and first-time director Simon Kinberg, opens in November.
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