While it appears that the main X-Men team heading a little more towards television lately, their presence will still very much be felt on film with Logan in a couple of months, New Mutants gearing up, and of course the much awaited, Deadpool 2. Though it seems the eagerly anticipated sequel might be helping to lay some ground for another new mutant team.
Talking to Collider about this, co-writer Rhett Reese said that, “There is a responsibility we have to the X-Force universe, and I do think we will not disappoint the fans going into Deadpool 2 and then setting up X-Force and beyond.”
The words do strike up an interesting thought, particularly, “and beyond”. What plans could 20th Century Fox exactly have for the X-Force team? The original team leader Cable was hinted at in a post-credits scene in the first film by Deadpool himself and since then fans have been waiting to officially hear that he’s in there. The Merc with a Mouth is a longstanding member from the original appearances to the Uncanny X-Force series.
Now trying to set up something else for later and expanding a world can be a tricky thing, especially in a superhero film as stated by the film’s other writer, Paul Wernick who said, “We want to tell the best Deadpool story we can. But I do think we have a responsibility to think about a larger universe in the way that Marvel does and start to put pieces in place. Some of these movies feel overstuffed and almost choking with the need to set up eighteen different things that pay off down the road, and we want to avoid that responsibility to the extent that it hurts us. We want to hint at things, we want to plan some characters, and we want to make some nods, but we’re very, very cognizant about making sure that Deadpool is above all a Deadpool movie.”
Reese himself did further state how Deadpool 2 is still Deadpool centric.
My question now is how will X-Force be approached in the film from style and tone and whom exactly we might see. I’d say Cable and Domino seem like a sure bet given their history with Wade Wilson. But most importantly, how many will Cable’s pouches have? I’m gonna say lots and lots.
What’s your reaction to this? Who is your favorite X-Force member? What do you hope for Deadpool 2? Let us know in the comments below!