Report: KICK-ASS 2 Director Writing Fox's X-FORCE Film

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News has been rapidly building on the prospect of Fox producing a live-action X-Force film, and Kick-Ass 2 writer and director Jeff Wadlow has been hired to write a script, according to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday afternoon.

THR says that Wadlow is "writing with an eye to direct." His past credits include Cry_Wolf and Never Back Down. Kick-Ass 2 is based on the comic book series written by Mark Millar, who serves as a consultant to Fox's Marvel films. Lauren Shuler Donner, whose produced every past X-Men movie, is on board to produce X-Force.

Earlier this week, reported that Fox had registered the domain "" Then on Friday, Bleeding Cool picked up on the domain news, and reported that Fox would be using their Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 20, to announce "plans for their extended X-Men movie universe."

Later on Friday, X-Force creator Rob Liefeld confirmed on Twitter that he had been aware of the potential film since March, but further cautioned that just because a movie is in development, it doesn't mean that it's going to happen, using the long-mused Magneto film as an example.

It's not yet known which of the various X-Force incarnations will be the subject of Wadlow's script, but Liefeld wrote on Twitter, "I can pretty much eliminate some sites suggestion that the Milligan X-Statix stuff is in the mix. An X-Force film is Cable. Is Deadpool."

Keep reading Newsarama for the latest. Fox's panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego is scheduled to take place at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, in Hall H.

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