Jeff Wadlow Says X-Force Is Edgier And Will Explore The “Grey Areas” Of The X-Men Universe
Jeff Wadlow is out and about promoting Kick-Ass 2, but he’s been getting a lot of questions about one of his next projects. X-Force has quickly become one of Fox‘s most anticipated Marvel films and it hasn’t even officially gotten the green light yet. The team, created by Rob Liefeld, has featured many members since its creation. While Wadlow won’t diverge any of the team’s members he’s writing about, he has been talking about the writing process and what sort of tone he’s going for.
Bleeding Cool caught up with Wadlow to talk about Kick-Ass 2, but of course asked about X-Force. Wadlow stated that he was deep into the writing process and explained what sort of tone the “edgier” take on one corner of the X-Men universe will go for.
I’m very deep into it. I can’t really say much as Fox has asked me not to but, again, it’s not a reboot or reimagining of the X cinematic universe. Tonally it will fit in, quite well with all the other movies… but then I think the other movies cover a wide range of tones. It’s certainly not going to be tonally similar to Kick-Ass.
I hope it will have what fans of X-Force will expect. I think it will be a little edgier, I think you’ll see some characters with different takes on what it means to be a mutant. There will be some grey areas that the movies haven’t yet been explored. It won’t be as “overt.” This movie is more about the grey areas in between.
I’m going to take some big ideas from the X-universe and flip them, I think in an interesting way. It’s hard to talk about that, though, without being specific. I probably shouldn’t have even talked about that at all because I can’t get into the specifics but I will say it’s similar to Kick-Ass 2 in that it wasn’t an open assignment, it wasn’t “We’re going to make an X-Force movie, who’s interested? Here’s what the movie’s going to be.”
When Mark [Millar] got the job with Fox I said “The first movie you guys should make is an X-Force movie and here’s how you should do it.” And that got him excited, and that got the studio excited and that’s the movie I’m writing.
So it sounds like Wadlow will be making his script feel like the classic comic book X-Force. We know that it will be a 5 member team and that Cable and Deadpool are very likely members, so hopefully we’ll get a little more information to fill in some of those blanks over the next few months. What do you think about Wadlow‘s take on X-Force? Any hopes as far as team members?
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Source : Bleeding Cool