Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The last time we heard anything solid about Fox’s X-Force movie, X-Men franchise mainstay Simon Kinberg was working on the screenplay. Then there were rumblings that this team of mutant heroes, darker and a bit more violent than your typical X-Men team, would be introduced in the third Deadpool movie (never mind that Deadpool 2 doesn’t even exist yet). And now, out of the mist, someone new has arrived to steer the X-Force movie toward port: Joe Carnahan.
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Would you like to see White Tiger get a Netflix series? How many things does Cinema Sins find “wrong” with Suicide Squad? Does The CW want to give Tyler Hoechlin his own Superman spin-off series? Could 20th Century Fox pull off a Days of Future Present adaptation with X-Men, New Mutants, X-Force and Fantastic Four? Will Agents of SHIELD get a fifth season? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
20th Century Fox’s core X-Men series may be struggling, but apparently, they’re still feeling pretty good about one of the franchise’s spinoff properties. Even as Deadpool 2 recently suffered a couple big setbacks behind the scenes, the studio is already looking ahead to Deadpool 3, with plans to introduce the X-Force team. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
The on-again, off-again development process for Fox’s X-Force movie seems to be back on again. X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has revealed that the X-Men spinoff is still in the works, with Simon Kinberg already hard at work on the script. And what’s more, that it may feature the fan-favorite comic book character X-23, essentially a female clone of Wolverine. Read More »
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20th Century Fox may be enjoying success thanks to Deadpool, but their development of the X-Men spin-off Gambit starring Channing Tatum hasn’t been so lucky. The film previously lost director Rupert Wyatt, reportedly due to creative differences, but the project ended up recruiting Doug Liman to take the gig instead. But now the film has a little setback again as Fox has pulled Gambit from its October 7, 2016.
However, Fox has also set release dates for two mystery Marvel titles in 2017 and 2018, and there’s a good chance one of those dates belongs to Gambit. In addition, the studio has also set dates for the Predator reboot from Shane Black, as well as adjusting the releases of Alien: Covenant and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Find out what might be the new Gambit release date and the rest of the calendar updates below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
One of the downsides to most of the X-Men movies so far has been the has been the focus on Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Sure, Jackman’s take on the adamantium-clawed mutant superhero is one of those vital foundational blocks upon which the entire comic book movie genre has been built, but it’s been a little suffocating. With the exception of X-Men: First Class, most of the films in the series have been Wolverine movies that also happen to feature some other X-Men. His solo films have been a little redundant. 20th Century Fox’s insistence on focusing on one character while avoiding the vast X-Men corner of the Marvel universe and its deep, wild bench of characters has been frustrating.
But with Deadpool about to storm the box office gates this weekend, that looks like it’s about change… and Ryan Reynolds is already talking about an X-Force movie, a project that has seemingly been on life support for a few years.
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Is a crossover between Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow more possible than originally thought? What new Marvel comedy pilot did ABC just order? Which superheroes will be facing off in Marvel’s Civil War II? Was Chris Pine ever actually approached to play Green Lantern in the DC Comics cinematic universe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »