SDCC ’13: Jeff Wadlow Talks About His X-Force Script
Fox will hold their Comic-Con panel a little later this evening, but we’re hearing that we can expect to hear about some VERY big things. One of the big things we may hear a little more about is the recently announced X-Force movie from Jeff Wadlow. We know he’s writing it and will in all likelihood direct it, but that’s about it. Rob Liefeld has taken to Twitter the past few days to say he’s spoken with Wadlow and is very excited about the direction he’s taking. In a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Wadlow briefly touched on where the movie is at right now.
Wadlow has a hard job this week. He’s at the convention to talk about Kick-Ass 2, but he’s getting bombarded with X-Force questions. CinemaBlend was one of the few sites to get a little something out of him. Wadlow talks about the script:
I’m pretty deep into it. I have the whole story completely worked out. I’m about 20 pages into my draft. If I wasn’t promoting Kick-Ass, I would probably have a draft [already], but Kick-Ass is going to slow me down just a little.
The next question, as you could have guessed, was which version of the team he would use. There have been several versions of X-Force, but one character is usually in the vast majority of the different teams- Cable. Wadlow was asked if Cable or any other of the stalwart characters were in his current script:
Here’s the thing, I love the current run of Uncanny X-Force. I love the classic run. Part of my take was addressing this idea that X-Force can be many different things, and that’s what got the studio excited. I think the fans will be excited, too.
The writer and director will be pretty busy, so he’s going to have to schedule his time wisely. He’s still got a lot of press to do for Kick-Ass, but he recently signed up for an action-thrilled about speedboats. It will be interesting to see how X-Force fits into his schedule. What do you think? Are you hoping we hear more about this film at Fox‘s panel?
Source : Cinemablend