Deadpool 2 Writers Talk Setting up ‘X-Force’
The Xmen franchise has been hitting a rough spot these past couple years and thats putting it nicely. Fox is turning their focus onto setting up New Mutants and X-Force. Writer/director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is working on what looks to be a -spin on the X-Men with New Mutants, the obvious set up for X-Force would Deadpool 2.
If you’re unfamiliar with the X-Force, they’re a group of mutants who handle black-ops kind of missions like assassinations, and in their latest incarnation, Uncanny X-Force, team includes Deadpool. The team also included, Domino and Cable, who are both confirmed to appear in Deadpool 2.
Yesterday, The Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick talked about the challenges of setting up X-Force, and they replied that while Deadpool 2 will set up that film, they’re main focus is Deadpool himself:
PAUL WERNICK: We never want to let the tail wag the dog. We want to tell the best Deadpool story we can. But I do think we have a responsibility to think about a larger universe in the way that Marvel does and start to put pieces in place. Some of these movies feel overstuffed and almost choking with the need to set up eighteen different things that pay off down the road, and we want to avoid that responsibility to the extent that it hurts us. We want to hint at things, we want to plan some characters, and we want to make some nods, but we’re very, very cognizant about making sure that Deadpool is above all a Deadpool movie.
REESE: Its purpose is not to set up X-Force. It will likely set up X-Force, but the drive of the movie won’t be our eyes on Movie 3.
Hopefully, the mistakes made by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will show Reese and Wernick on what not to do with with setting up the X-Force. I’m glad they have that mentality, it shows they really want it to feel organic and not just rushed (cough…age of ultron…cough.)
If there’s anymore news about Deadpool 2 you can bet we will let you know! In the mean time make sure to check out what Reese and Wernick said about Colossus and Negasonic returning for Deadpool 2, as well as the Goat Dopinder.
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