Plans for an 'X-Force' movie are now uncertain at the Disney acquired Fox studio, but for a time, it was all go with a new breed of mutant heroes set to inhabit the Marvel universe.
There have been a lot of problems with ‘Deadpool 2’ over the last few weeks. Not just that, but it’s also been reported that the third solo instalment for the character will see him pair up with another team from the ‘X-Men’ franchise, X-Force. The X-Force are a more aggressive and militant version of the X-Men, and their ensemble has in the past included Psylocke, who was played by Olivia Munn in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, as well as Deadpool, Domino and Cable, both of whom are already confirmed for ‘Deadpool 2’.
Her role in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ might have been a little smaller than some fans had anticipated, but it seems Psylocke actress Olivia Munn hopes to be in for the long haul with the X-movies.
Luckily, those who stuck around after ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ had good reason to. 'Apocalypse’s post-credits scene has done what so many others over the year have also, teasing possibilities for a future instalment in the series but it concerned characters most film-goers won’t know a great deal about - so here’s a quick spoiler-filled explainer. The end credits scene returns to the Weapon X facility that housed one of 'X-Men: Apocalypse’s second act action scenes, in which Jean Grey, Cyclops and Nightcrawler attempt to spring Mystique, Beast and Quicksilver from William Stryker’s imprisonment.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ director Bryan Singer has revealed that he pitched the idea of introducing X-23 - “the female Wolverine" - into the ongoing X-Men series. As 'Apocalypse’ hits cinemas, featuring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in his penultimate appearance as the character, Fox will naturally be looking for ways to replace him - and X-23 certainly represents one such way. Fandango discussed the upcoming 'X-Force’ spin-off with Singer, also asking him whether Fox had asked for his guidance in regard to replacing Jackman after his final foray as the character in 2017’s third Wolverine spin-off.
Anyone who’s seen ‘Deadpool’ will doubtless recall the anti-hero’s fourth wall-breaking complaint about how confusing the ‘X-Men’ movie timelines have become. This, it seems, is a genuine concern when it comes to the question of where the character will go from here in 20th Century Fox’s broader Marvel movie universe. Writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (pictured below with actor Ryan Reynolds) discussed the matter with The Playlist, and - while a ‘Deadpool’ sequel is definitely on - they’re not sure if or when the Merc with a Mouth can be expected to share the screen with the regular X-Men.