James Franco has confirmed this week that he’s developing a superhero project to which he’s attached as producer and actor.
Speaking with THR, he says: “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.”
Franco did not name the character he’ll play, though last week came reported rumors that Fox has been working on a Marvel Comics movie based on the “X-Men” character Multiple Man.
Franco’s Ramona Films is producing the superhero project, and Franco does confirm it will be a part of the “X-Men”/Fox-Marvel universe:
“Our bottom line MO is, how can we push this into new ground? A little bit, but still make it entertaining? [But] 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 10 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 Simon Kinberg on an X-Men property.”
Franco is in the midst of receiving kudos for his new film “The Disaster Artist” about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room”.