The future of the X-Men franchise is bright, with many new and exciting films being developed to expand upon the film universe Bryan Singer kicked off nearly 20 years ago.
One such project is the highly anticipated X-Force, which is currently in development over at 20th Century Fox. Speaking with Deadline, producer Simon Kinberg discussed the upcoming team movie and how it will play into the larger scheme of things.
"We are working hard on New Mutants, Gambit with Channing Tatum, Deadpool 2 and the new X-Force movie where Deadpool is alongside Cable and other main characters. Deadpool 2 is going into production this year. Then X-Force which is a combination of Deadpool, and Cable –they’re like the Black ops of the X-Men. They’re much darker and have an R-rated decibel. There are other X-Men characters coming into X-Force at different times in the comic, but it’s separate from X-Men."
He adds: "There is a larger architecture to tell these stories in. I talk to the studio all the time about this and there is a plan for how these movies can connect and be a part of a larger narrative. It’s something that’s fun, exciting and it will be interesting to see how we marry the different tones that we’ve been generating in these standalone movies of the X-Men universe. But we go into making the best movie we can. It’s not just about a Colossus or Deadpool cameo. Connecting all of these movies will happen when it organically makes sense. These movies aren’t simply being built as stepping stones to a larger story. Each one is wholly enclosed and a movie worth seeing."
Like we said above, the future of the X-Men franchise is a bright one!
You can check out the latest addition to the franchise, James Mangold's Logan, in theaters now.
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