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Published On: Sun, Jan 7th, 2018

‘X-Force’ still moving ahead with Drew Goddard directing, ‘Doctor Doom’ confirmed with Noah Hawley

Many fans feared that the Fox X-Men projects will be stalled after news landed that Disney acquired Fox. X-Force, the planned X-Men spinoff in the works from Fox, according to new reports.

“EXCLUSIVE: We can confirm that despite the Disney/Fox deal, currently ‘X-FORCE’ will still go into production with Drew Goddard still attached to write and direct.” – @DiscussingFilm

Both companies expect the deal, which will integrate rented Fox properties the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to take between 12 and 18 months.

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the properties would be integrated into the Disney-owned MCU, saying the company isn’t ruling out R-rated Marvel adaptations.

Goddard is still attached to direct and write X-Force after his involvement in the project was announced back in September,

Goddard, who penned two episodes of Daredevil and an episode of The Defenders, will write and direct the “Black Ops” take on the mutant team of “down and dirty mutant warriors” who are more brutal than their X-Men counterparts.

X-Force is expected to revolve around mercenary Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and gun-toting time-traveller Cable (Josh Brolin), who makes his debut this summer in the Deadpool sequel.

Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley, who is developing a Doctor Doom movie for the studio, said Friday the project is still moving forward at Fox.

Fox will release X-Men spinoff The New Mutants in April, followed by its Deadpool sequel in June. X-Men: Dark Phoenix, from franchise vet and first-time director Simon Kinberg, opens in November.

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