Deadpool broke eleven box office records, including highest grossing R-rated movie and largest R-rated opening weekend, despite having a modest budget of around $58 million. This ensured the development of Deadpool 2, although that’s hit a snag. Director Tim Miller departed the project, citing “creative differences” although other rumors are swirling. Fans started petitioning for Quentin Tarantino to direct, and — even better yet — John Wick director David Leitch is reportedly in negotiations to direct. Because if you want a whole lot of people to get shot in badass action sequences on a reasonable budget, you could do worse than the John Wick guy.
Despite any issues with Deadpool 2’s development, Fox is already planning for Deadpool 3 and the future of the $4 billion X-Men cinematic franchise, according to a new exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter. Their sources report the third film has a “storyline that will involve another X-team, X-Force.” Yes. The X-Force is finally coming to screens. It’s long been rumored as an option, with Bryan Singer even revealing Simon Kinberg was working on an early script. Kinberg has also said on multiple occasions that an X-Force adaptation should be rated R, and Ryan Reynolds has called X-Force his priority and a film that should be rated R. With Cable already coming to Deadpool 2, assembling X-Force for a rated-R Deadpool 3 seems like a logical progression.
For some context, there was previously an X-Force movie in development by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) until it was canceled by the Apocalypse. Shortly after Fox put the kibosh on that, there were rumors they still wanted an X-Force adaptation with Deadpool, Colossus, Psylocke, Archangel, and Cable. The only two characters not already in Deadpool or Deadpool 2 are Psylocke and Archangel, and we got the impression it won’t take much convincing to get Olivia Munn to play Psylocke again, considering she’s said, “It would definitely be cool to see Deadpool and some of the other X-Men characters gather for an X-Force movie.”
Yes, it would be cool.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)