‘X-Force’ Movie with Deadpool & Cable to be Directed by Drew Goddard

The director has been chosen for X-Force, the X-Men universe movie that will find Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool and Josh Brolin’s Cable be reuniting after Deadpool 2.

Chosen to write and direct X-Force is Drew Goddard, known for his writing work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cloverfield, Lost, World War Z, The Martian and Netflix’s Daredevil, as well as co-writing and directing The Cabin in the Woods.

Deadline broke the news, reporting that the film “revolves around Deadpool and Cable leading a Black Ops force of down and dirty mutant warriors who are far more ruthless than their X-Men counterparts”.

Goddard’s been in high demand for a while now, and he’s come close to directing a big studio picture a few times. He was on board to direct The Martian, which he also wrote, but handed the reins to Ridley Scott when an opportunity arose for him to direct a superhero universe film, Spider-Man villain-focused pic The Sinister Six. That film ended up being scrapped when Sony rejigged their Spidey plans.

X-Force is one of a number of X-Men universe films in the works at Fox. We’re getting 3 in 2018 alone: David Leitch’s (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) Deadpool 2 is currently in post-production, set for U.S. release on June 1, 2018; Josh Boone’s (The Fault in Our Stars) X-Men: New Mutants is scheduled to open in the U.S on April 13, 2018; and Simon Kinberg’s (writer on X-Men: Days of Future Past & X-Men: Apocalypse) X-Men: Dark Phoenix will hit U.S. cinemas on November 2, 2018.

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