Kick-Ass 2 Director Reveals Why His X-Force Movie Was Scrapped

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X-Force is currently in the spotlight, thanks to their official confirmation in Deadpool 2. A movie based on the mutant-killing team has been a hot topic amongst X-Men fans and it looks like the Deadpool sequel will be the first step in the group getting their own movie.

Interestingly enough, Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was supposed to work on an X-Force film but that ended up getting scrapped. Speaking with Collider, Wadlow finally revealed why his version of the film didn't end up getting made.

Wadlow revealed that Fox wasn't sure if they wanted to green light X-Force or Deadpool first. The director admitted that Deadpool would have a role in X-Force but he wouldn't be the main focus. In the end, Fox chose Deadpool and they seem to have made the right decision. Even Wadlow agreed since he ended up liking it as well.

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"I wrote a draft and they really liked it. They just reached a critical moment, where they were deciding whether they were going to make Deadpoolor X-Force. I've always loved Deadpool and I tried to rehabilitate him in my X-Force movie because, like the rest of the fans, I felt like they totally screwed it up in X-Men: Origins. I had actually been talking to Ryan Reynolds about playing him in my X-Force movie, but my X-Force movie was much more focused on Cable and the New Mutants becoming this paramilitary unit. So, Fox was trying to decide whether they going to do the Deadpool solo movie or my X-Force movie. Fortunately, they picked the Deadpool solo movie because it's great. Fortunately for the world, I should say, but unfortunately for me. But, I have no complaints about the process. I'm a huge fan of Ryan's and I loved the Deadpool solo movie. I'm super excited for Deadpool 2. It's a little bit of a bummer, but that's life in the big leagues."

Now that Disney is close to purchasing Fox, it's not yet clear if we will be getting an X-Force movie anytime soon. With Deadpool 2 officially introducing the team, we can only hope that Cable, Domino, and every other member of the group get popular.

Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18.


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