With the booming success and popularity of Deadpool still in effect, Fox has started development on an untitled ‘X-Force’ moving starring The Merc with a Mouth and fellow team members. According to Collider, Joe Carnahan has been tapped to write the film, but ComicBook has also recently reported that Joe is not only writing the film, but directing as well. They’ve also reported that Ryan Reynolds himself will be co-writing the project. Until 20th Century Fox releases an official statement or the filmmakers in question address the rumors, it’s unclear what the truth is. However, it does seem safe to say that Joe Carnahan is definitely involved with the project.
Joe Carnahan has directed and written multiple big Hollywood projects, including The A-Team, The Grey, Bad Boys for Life and is writing future big projects such as the American remake of The Raid and the film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted game. X-Force is a mutant strike force team that has starred big names for Marvel such as Wolverine, X-23, Deadpool, Domino, Cable, and Psylocke! Fox has been releasing a lot of news lately for their upcoming Marvel projects and they seem ready to start leaving big impressions again. What do you guys think of the news? Does Joe Carnahan excite you for the project? How does Ryan Reynolds sound on writing duties?