SDCC ’13: X-Force Likely Not Next for Jeff Wadlow, He’s on a Boat!
We knew that Fox had plans to expand on the X-Men film universe, but aside from the solo Wolverine flicks, not much movement has happened. Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool project has been at a stand-still for years now, with Fox afraid to pull the trigger on the film. So, we’ve been stuck with five Wolverine movies and X-Men: First Class. However, that all changed last week when it was announced that Kick-Ass 2 writer and director, Jeff Wadlow, has been handed the reigns of Fox’s latest addition to the X-Men family in X-Force.
However, don’t look for the team-up film to be Wadlow’s next project as Sony has tapped him to helm Go Fast, which is being written by xXx scribe Rich Wilkes. The project is said to be the aquatic version of the Fast and Furious, putting boats at the forefront rather that suped-up cars. The X-Force film likely won’t be happening for some time, probably not until X-Men: Days of Future Past is in theaters, so a release can be expected sometime around 2016. This time frame leaves Wadlow’s schedule open for Go Fast and possibly another film.
This, of course, is speculation at this point, but things may become more clear once Fox and Wadlow take to the stage for their respective projects at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend. As always, stay tuned to CBT for all the latest news coming out of SDCC this weekend!
Source : Deadline