CB is reporting that an inside source has found a director for the future X-Force film, and don’t expect to be blown away with his resume. Joe Carnahan has been hired, likely due to the fact that he will willingly work with Ryan Reynolds. Carnahan is best know for directing, producing, and writing the screenplay for The Grey. In addition, he directed Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team, 3 episodes of The Blacklist, and Stretch, and also wrote a video short that sounds delicious named Taco Heaven.
Both Carnahan and Ryan Reynolds will co-write the movie, and with Deadpool 2 expected to arrive in 2018, one could assume a 2020 release date, but no further information has been given. At this point, all that is known about the actors appearing in the movie is that Ryan Reynolds will star in it.
Cable and Domino are set to appear in Deadpool 2, so considering they are a huge part of X-Force in the comics, the team will likely include them as well. In the book, X-Force is a time traveling team that takes to the more “evil” side of the X-Men universe where they plot assassinations or overthrow governments to protect the balance for the “good” of mutantkind.
X-Force first appeared in New Mutants #100 in April of 1991, and was created by Rob Liefeld, the same man that brought us the original Deadpool comic (rumored by copying DC’s Deathstroke and making a mockery of him). There are a long list of comic characters that have appeared in X-Force, such as Psylocke, Archangel, Domino, Fantomex, Wolverine, Warpath, Doctor Nemesis, Bishop, and Boom-Boom — so this could end up with a megastar list after all.
Who would you like to see appear in X-Force? Do you think Carnahan is a good fit for the movie, or was he selected simply because he will be a yes-man to Reynolds?
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