Following news that 20th Century Fox is planning a movie based on the X-Force comic, THR has confirmed that Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow has been hired to write the script, and could potentially direct.
Wadlow was picked by Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn to direct the sequel, which is set to open in August. Vaughn directed X-Men: First Class and is also producing 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot, so it’s probably Vaughn’s connection that has landed Wadlow X-Force. Here’s hoping Kick-Ass 2 delivers.
In the story the original X-Force team was formed by Cable, a half-cyborg mutant. While the other X-teams lead by Charles Xavier believed in protecting humans from evil mutants, X-Force adopted a “Get them before they get you” mentality. A new version of the X-Force team was formed in 2007 with Wolverine leading a more militant and aggressive branch of the X-Men.
Lauren Shuler Donner, who is behind all the X-Men movies to date, is producing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Vaughn and Bryan Singer got involved too.