X-MEN Assemble In New Photo, DEADPOOL Writers Reveal Participation In X-FORCE Film
CREDIT: Gregory Semkow
A new photo looking to be from 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse has come online. The line-up features some of the mutant characters that will switch sides to join Apocalypse's Horsemen. Curiously, the image surfaced on a Spanish-language fan Twitter, and is labeled with Fantastic Four logos.
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— Universo X-Men (@universoxmen) February 26, 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27, 2016.
Meanwhile, in another corner of 20th Century Fox's X-Men universe, Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have chimed in on their possible contribution to an eventual X-Force film.
“We will have a hand in it,” Wernick told IndieWire. “I think everything that Deadpool is involved in we will have a hand in and it’s a universe that Ryan [Reynolds] and us are very close to and very protective of, so I do think we would absolutely involved in that franchise as well. If it’s Deadpool related, I think you’ll see some of our fingerprints on that.”
The stinger scene at the end of Deadpool teased the inclusion of X-Force mainstay Cable in the sequel, and Ryan Reynolds has called X-Force a "priority" now that Deadpool is a hit.
In 2013, 20th Century Fox announced that writer/director Jeff Wadlow was developing a X-Force film, intended, at that time, for release some time in 2017.