In July last year came reports that 20th Century Fox had begun actively developing an "X-Force" movie. Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2") signed on to write the screenplay and direct with an early script handed in which Rob Liefeld, creator of the "X-Men" spin-off comic series, really liked.
Things were looking rosy for the project - and then "X-Men: Apocalypse" was announced a few months back. Now, Liefeld hinted on Twitter this week that the announcement of that third film with the "X-Men: First Class" cast effectively stalled development of the "X-Force" film.
"Everything changed when X-Men Apocalypse was announced" he said, responding to a fan asking if there was any new information on the "X-Force" movie. Asked if there will even be an "X-Force" movie he responded "Coin toss I'd wager".
The original "X-Force" lineup in the comics was Boom Boom, Cable, Cannonball, Deadpool, Domino, Feral, Shatterstar and Warpath. Of those, Cable is the key one that many fans have been wanting to see.
Liefeld was asked if the character of Cable is still involved in an "X-Force" film, to which he said: "I have no idea if Cable will appear in future X-Men films. Hard to believe he won't appear in Apocalypse but I don't expect it."