Despite losing both the director and composer for Deadpool 2 within the span of a week, Fox is full steam ahead with the franchise. According to reports from The Hollywood Reporter, despite any issues with Deadpool 2’s development, Fox is already planning for Deadpool 3 and the future of the $4 billion X-Men cinematic franchise. Gotta respect the cajones on Fox with this one. With Marvel currently churning along at all-time high efficiency, it is crucial that Fox keeps developing these movies in order to retain the rights to the properties. Despite the current developmental problems with Deadpool 2, we have zero doubts it’ll be just as awesome as the first. Which is why we are TOTALLY on board with them already developing the third film in the franchise.
Their sources report the third film has a “storyline that will involve another X-team, X-Force.” Yes. The X-Force is finally coming to screens. It’s long been rumored as an option, with Bryan Singer even revealing Simon Kinberg was working on an early script. Kinberg has also said on multiple occasions that an X-Force adaptation should be rated R, and Ryan Reynolds has called X-Force his priority and a film that should be rated R. With Cable already coming to Deadpool 2, assembling X-Force for a rated-R Deadpool 3 seems like a logical progression.
For some context, there was previously an X-Force movie in development by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) until it was canceled by the Apocalypse. Shortly after Fox put the kibosh on that, there were rumors they still wanted an X-Forceadaptation with Deadpool, Colossus, Psylocke, Archangel, and Cable. The only two characters not already in Deadpool or Deadpool 2 are Psylocke and Archangel, and we got the impression it won’t take much convincing to get Olivia Munn to play Psylocke again, considering she’s said, “It would definitely be cool to see Deadpool and some of the other X-Men characters gather for an X-Force movie.”
If you’re one of those people who want comic book movies to die out, good luck, ’cause these suckers are showing ZERO sign of slowing down.