James Franco has had a very colorful acting career ever since he portrayed James Dean in the 2001 TV Movie James Dean. From Comedy to Drama to Fantasy, Franco has definitely proven himself to be a very versatile actor over the years. He may already have “super-villain” attached to his resume, but this time he may be trying to add Super-HERO to his resume as well.
While promoting his new film The Disaster Artist, Franco sat down with THR and gave a little insight on future projects… one of them, possibly partnering his production company with Fox studios to produce a Multiple Man movie where he will play the lead.
Check out his comment below:
“I do have a superhero that I am developing. I don’t know how much I can say. But I will say I am producing and performing in it. It’s early stages. I think probably what I can say is, like anything, there’s a need to develop more.”
Obviously Franco was playing coy, trying not to reveal too much too soon. But as he continued to talk he went in to confirm a little more:
“Our bottom line MO is, how can we push into new ground a little bit, but still make it entertaining? What I love about what Simon Kinberg and Fox and the X-Men people have done with Deadpool and Logan — it took a while to get there, maybe ten years — but they are going to go hard R. And we’re going to take this superhero thing and really just push it into a new genre. So we’re working with SimonKinberg on an X-Men property.”
It has been rumored that Fox had been working on developing a Multiple Man film as well as a TV series with the superhero as the lead. It hasnt been officially confirmed if the character Franco is talking about is Multiple Man, but only time will tell. For those of you who don’t know, James Madrox aka Multiple Man has the mutant ability to create instant duplicates of himself. He has been affiliated with many teams in the X-Men universe as well as leading his own detective agency called X-Factor Investigations. He was first portrayed by Eric Dane in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand.
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