– by Joseph Jammer Medina

According to Deadline, Fox is developing an X-Men spinoff for the mutant character Multiple Man. Set to play Multiple Man is James Franco, who will be producing alongside longtime X-Men writer, producer, and now director Simon Kinberg. In the comics, Multiple Man is also known as Jamie Madrox, and has the terrifying ability to clone himself.

On board to write the script for the film is Wonder Woman scribe Allan Heinberg, who is obviously coming off that mammoth success for DC Films and Warner Bros.

Interestingly enough, this movie came out of a collaboration between Franco and Kinberg on a film called The Hardy Men, which is a new take on the Hardy Boys mystery novels. That film was set to star both James and Dave Franco. Apparently, the collaboration went well, and now it’s evolved and extended to this X-Men spinoff.

This isn’t the first X-Men spinoff to come about. Over the past couple years, we’ve seen Deadpool and Logan achieve a lot of success, and that’s set to continue with films like THE UNTITLED DEADPOOL SEQUEL, The New Mutants, X-Force, and eventually (probably, maybe) Gambit.

What do you think of Fox turning their attention to Multiple Man? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Warner Bros. (via Deadline)

  • Longusmaximus

    It’s Madrox not Mardox

    • Kindofabigdeal

      It’s Maddox, and he was adopted by Jolie.

  • Smerdyakov

    As long as it’s Peter David’s version of the character which was brilliant.

  • Alex Mendoza

    Why is it a “terrifying ability”? Cloning yourself would be amazing…..especially the way Madrox does in the Peter David series where he can send his clones off into the world and then when they return, he can absorb them back and gain their new found knowledge….

    • Kindofabigdeal

      That could be cool, but the story follows the clone who was lazy and didn’t do shit with his life. He now has to be absorbed back to the source but doesn’t want to. Now hes on the run, from himself. Many times!!!

  • Aline

    This is even more random than the Venon flick. But, who knows, as comedy can work.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Wait a minute, will he team up with Deadpool and Tatums Gambit and give us a comedic take on Ex-X-Men.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.