Deadpool and X-Force

Deadpool and X-Force

Logan is currently in cinemas, and is receiving critical acclaim as well as financial success at the box office. While we won’t be seeing Hugh Jackman back for more Wolverine, the mutant films will go on!Deadpool has finally made the leap from fan favorite comic character to fan favorite film character (X-Men: Origins didn’t count), his origin movie was a big hit last year and clearly there’s more to come with the recent teaser trailer dropping.

Deadpool won’t be purely sticking within his own franchise either, X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg has indicated that both Deadpool and Cable will appear in an upcoming X-Force film, alongside other unannounced characters. Previously Ryan Reynolds has indicated than an X-Force film is very high on his priorities list.

So while Wolverine has been a massive part of the X-franchise to date, despite him being out for now there are plenty of mutant films coming our way. These include Supernova which is highly likely to be a Dark Phoenix centric film, a Deadpool sequel, X-Force as well as New Mutants just to mention a few. This universe won’t be slipping back from Fox to Marvel Studios anytime soon, and Fox is no doubt keen to make a statement that despite being in a post-Jackman world of X-films, the series has a bright future.

The timing of the success of Deadpool has been a massive win for the franchise, paving the way for plenty of new avenues at a time when they were going to arguably need it the most.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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