While the Disney & Fox merger hasn’t yet closed, many have wondered what impact it will have on the various “X-Men” related projects that have been in development at Fox for years.
One such title is “X-Force,” a project that seems one of the likeliest to survive the merger as it’s being positioned more as the next entry in the “Deadpool” franchise as opposed to a straight “X-Men” spin-off.
It also has an impressive pedigree with “The Cabin in the Woods” and “Bad Times at the El Royale” writer/director Drew Goddard slated to helm. Out promoting the latter film opening this week, Goddard was asked for an update on the project by Fandango and said sadly the film hasn’t really made any progress lately:
“There’s no real update to be honest. I tend to focus very intensely on one movie at a time. We’re just sort of finishing ‘Bad Times’ now, Ryan [Reynolds] is off shooting a movie and everyone sort of scattered, like dandelions to the wind. I think as we finish this up, we’ll all get together and start hammering out what we want to do next, but there’s no real update at this point. I can’t imagine there’s going to be a world where there aren’t more ‘Deadpool’ movies because, boy, Ryan Reynolds is extraordinary, and so, we’ll just see.”
Fox is busy with other “X-Men” projects in the works including “Dark Phoenix” and “The New Mutants” which are both due next Summer, and a potential “Gambit” movie.