It was only a few days ago Deadpool and X-Force creator Rob Liefeld asked fans to “pour one out” for the X-Force movie that was no longer happening.
Well according to Deadpool’s writers the fate of the movie isn’t as clear-cut as that and will still in-fact be happening.
Speaking to Screen Rant, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick outlined their schedule for the future, suggesting X-Force and Deadpool 3 are very much in the pipeline.
Rhett explained that X-Force will be the first of the two to go into production.
“According to the chronology that we’ve established, X-Force will be next, before Deadpool 3. It’s a bit of the ‘Iron Man 1, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3‘ model, in that sense.”
He added: “X-Force isn’t being written by us. It’s being written and directed by Drew Goddard, or at least that’s the plan right now.”
Despite admitting that the third Deadpool movie would “take a backseat”, Rhett seemed confident that it would happen “at some point”.
Wernick said the team are “always throwing ideas back and forth” with Ryan Reynolds, which can only be positive.
“We’re constantly in touch with Ryan,” he said. “So it’s always at the front of our minds. We’ll get [to Deadpool 3] when the time is right, but as of right now, X-Force is next up.”
This year will see the release of both X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants after the two projects were hit with rewrites and delays.
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There’s also the ongoing rumours surrounding a potential Deadpool – X-Men crossover. Any potential crossover was never realistically going to happen, though the merger between Disney and Fox could open the doors for something special in the future.
Marvel boss, Kevin Feige recently talked up the possibility of the heroes coming together once the merger is complete.
“The merger’s not done. What I will say is, for years and years the dream has been to have access to as many of our characters back, so we could tell those stories at Marvel Studios,” he teased.
“If and when that happens I’ll be very excited.”