A while ago, it was reported that Jeff Wadlow would be writing and possibly directing an adaptation of X-Force, a team of mutants that works simultaneously with the X-Men. Fans aren’t particularly thrilled about the idea, but the Kick-Ass 2 director certainly seems excited about working on the project.
Wadlow has been very careful not to give anything away (that includes team members, setting, plot, villain, etc.), but he recently confirmed to Bleeding Cool (via ScreenRant) that his film won’t reboot the X-Men franchise.
“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 re-imagining 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.’”
I’m not sure what he means by “edgier.” I don’t think the X-Men film franchise can push the PG-13 rating any further, especially after Wolverine dropped an F-bomb in X-Men: First Class. Then again, Wadlow recently directed Kick-Ass 2, so I’m sure he’ll think of something.
What do you think? Do we even want an X-Force movie? And if we do, does it absolutely need to be directed by Jeff Wadlow? Sound off below.