While Disney has dropped a continuing series of obvious hints that the Deadpool franchise will continue in some form or other, it’s been a long time now since we last heard some encouraging news about the planned X-Force film.
In the lead-up to Disney/Fox merger, Drew Goddard repeatedly expressed his uncertainty about the fate of his Deadpool 2 spinoff, and in the months since, both Goddard and the Mouse House have been largely silent on the matter. Nonetheless, sources close to We Got This Covered – the same ones who told us about the She-Hulk series back in April, and that Black Knight was coming to the MCU – have relayed word that the project could still make its way to screens, albeit in a very different form from Fox’s initial plans.
What we’ve been told is that the Mouse House is currently “leaning towards” releasing X-Force as a PG-13 TV show on Disney Plus. Reportedly, the matter isn’t settled just yet, since the possibility of an R-rated movie is still on the table, but from the sound of things, the former option seems to be the more likely outcome at this point in time.
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Of course, should Disney follow through on this plan, fans certainly shouldn’t give up hope of seeing the Merc with a Mouth in another R-rated project somewhere down the line. After all, Disney CEO Bob Iger has already said that he’s open to releasing more adult-oriented superhero movies, so long as they’re branded differently from the MCU’s PG-13 flicks.
What’s more, we know that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have started throwing around ideas for a Deadpool 3 script, though director David Leitch has apparently yet to hear back from Disney about his involvement. All in all, the future is still looking pretty hazy for both Deadpool and X-Force, but here’s hoping that Marvel Studios won’t leave us hanging too long before they offer some clarification.