“Cabin in the Woods” director and “The Martian” scribe Drew Goddard has been hired to both pen and direct the X-Men spin-off feature “X-Force” at 20th Century Fox.
The movie will center on Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Cable (Josh Brolin) as they lead a band of ruthless mutant warriors. Reynolds, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce.
Goddard is currently at work on “Bad Times at the El Royale” for the studio starring Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges, with production expected to start early next year.
Three X-Men related features on the way next year with “X-Men: The New Mutants” on April 13th, “Deadpool 2” on June 1st and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” on November 2nd.