Jeff Wadlow Teases The X-Force Line-Up And If They Could Make An ‘R’ Rated Movie
The recently announced X-Force movie has to be the most talked about movie that hasn’t done anything but announce that it’s being worked on. Fans have been excited ever since the movie was said to be in the development stages and X-Force creator Rob Liefeld took to Twitter to tease the film and the fact he has met with writer (and probably director) Jeff Wadlow. Wadlow has to be out and about promoting Kick-Ass 2, which won him the X-gig, but he’s getting a few X-Force questions. He’s been pretty coy, but ScreenRant recently caught up with the director and got a few interesting tidbits out of the man.
Wadlow is currently working on the script for the mutant team-up movie, but is having to take a slight break with all the Kick-Ass 2 touring going on. The most important question the writer/director answered was what makes X-Force different from X-Men:
What ‘X-Force’ is – the way I talk about ‘X-Force’ is… ‘X-Men’ is about mutants, and not all the mutants get into the mansion. So I’m curious to tell a story about the mutants who don’t make it into the mansion.
That’s a pretty good answer. That opens up the possibility of having a ragtag group of people either too odd or too violent for ol’ Charlie Xavier. Kick-Ass 2 could be a great demo reel of what’s in store. The one thing everyone wants to know is what line-up Wadlow will be going with. There have been numerous iterations of the team and a plethora of members. Wadlow wouldn’t reveal those cards, but he talked about his personal favorites. I’m sure none of the personal favorite characters of the guy that’s writing the movie will show up…
Look, I’m a huge Deadpool fan, who doesn’t love Wolverine – but obviously Cable is an iconic character we haven’t seen onscreen yet. I love Psylocke, Domino is an amazing character – it’s a long list of characters that have appeared in ‘X-Force’ – Colossus is in the current lineup… There’s a lot of really exciting characters that you can use in ‘X-Force’ that have been in other movies, that haven’t shown up, or maybe there’s ways to re-imagine them, even though they might’ve shown up in other films.
Cable and Deadpool are absolute musts. I’d go so far as to say they’re locked in and the only thing left to do is figure out the other 3 members of the team.
After touching on the fact that X-Force could potentially be used as a reverse Avengers, launching the teams into solo movies instead of the other way around, Wadlow touched on whether he’s going for a PG-13 or R rating. It seems the deciding factor will be the budget:
At this point, to be honest, there’s a lot of external issues that go into answering that question. Depends on the budget of the movie – if I wanted to make a smaller-budget film then the argument for allowing me to make an R-rated film becomes more compelling. Like ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ we made that for $28 million so that could be ‘R’; you make a movie for $200 million it can’t be ‘R.’ That’s just the economics of the movie business. So I think it depends on the scope of the final film – but we’ll see. [Smiles]
Budget has been the determining factor for many a superhero movie rating. That’s why the Deadpool movie is in limbo. Everyone wants it to be a R, but Fox doesn’t want to put that much money into a film with a limited audience. It really feels like Kick-Ass 2 will be a big determining factor on whether or not Fox goes with hard R rated films or PG-13 offerings with a bit of a bite. You can read the full interview with Wadlow by clicking here. Who do you want on the X-Force roster? Do you think X-Force should be a more violent and visceral film than X-Men?
Source : ScreenRant