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Published On: Sat, Sep 23rd, 2017

‘X-Force’ to be directed by Drew Goddard, Deadpool to lead mutant Black Ops team

Deadline has the news that Fox’s X-Force finally has a director.

“Fox has set Drew Goddard to write and direct X-Force, the X-Men universe pic that revolves around Deadpool and Cable leading a Black Ops force of down and dirty mutant warriors who are far more ruthless than their X-Men counterparts. Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds and Lauren Shuler Donner are producing. Goddard is next directing for Fox Bad Times at the El Royale with Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges, but he has already cracked the script and will roll right into X-Force when he is finished.”

Kinberg recently discussed how Reynolds’ Deadpool will be the centerpiece of X-Force alongside Cable, played by Josh Brolin.

Goddard helped launch the Daredevil series for Netflix, he wrote to direct The Martian, but stepped aside for Ridley Scott to instead direct his script for the Spider-Man villain spin-off The Sinister Six, until that film was scrapped for the new iteration of the webslinger.

Now Goddard has his franchise.

Fox has a jammed packed schedule: The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone has completed the spin-off X-Men: New Mutants for release April 13. David Leitch wrapped Deadpool 2 for June 1, and the Kinberg-directed X-Men: Dark Phoenix gets released November 2.

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