X-FORCE Lands Drew Goddard In The Director's Chair


The path to an X-Force movie has been a long one, but now it looks as if its development has finally hit a new milestone with the attachment of Drew Goddard (Daredevil, The Defenders) to write and direct for the 20th Century Fox Marvel adaptation. Other names like Jeff Wadlow and Joe Carnahan have circled the project in the months following the blockbuster release of Tim Miller's Ryan Reynolds headliner, Deadpool, with the latter ultimately dropping the project among others.

Goddard, currently helming Bad Times At The El Royale for Fox, will be joined by Reynolds and actor Josh Brolin in manifesting the popular comic book property which began under Marvel in 1991 from creator Rob Liefeld about a team of mutant warriors more down and dirty than the X-Men. The film, apart from its roots per the studio's longstanding series of X-Men movies (including 2018 releases, Simon Kinberg's X-Men: Dark Phoenix - November 2, and Josh Boone's X-Men: New Mutants - April 13), joins the flourishing raft of R-rated comic book films as seen with last year's critical and commerical success of Miller's Deadpool and James Mangold's Spring multi-format, colored/noir success, Logan.

Reynolds will produce X-Force with Kinberg and producer Lauren Shuler Donnern, and will also reunite with Brolin following the recent completion of Deadpool 2 from director David Leitch. (Deadline).

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