Production Weekly (via Digital Spy) is claiming that X-Force is scheduled to kick off production this October, and that Reynolds and Brolin are already locked in to return as the Merc with a Mouth and his time-traveling pal (sometimes). Given Zazie Beetz’s impending debut as Domino in May’s Deadpool 2, we assume that she’ll also be back for the planned off-shoot. Considering the timeline for making the film, it certainly lends into the possibility that X-Force will be ready to roll-out by 2019 (perhaps in the summer time after New Mutants‘ release in February next year).
Following the Fox and Disney buyout (which would return the rights to Fox’s Marvel IPs to Marvel Studios), it was revealed that Goddard is still attached to X-Force. The project is currently expected to proceed as planned, along with the other X-Men films that are in some stage of post-production at the moment (namely, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and New Mutants). At the same time, the fact that Fox is moving forward with so many mutant films and TV shows of their own right now (including, FX’s Legion) has left many X-Men fans puzzled, given the impending deal with Disney and Marvel Studios.
X-Force looks to start filming this October, with both Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin reprising their roles as Wade Wilson/Deadpool and Nathan Summers/Cable, respectively. That means the actors will only have a few months of downtime before they’re called back to set to spearhead their growing mutant crew on a brand new adventure, after Deadpool 2 hits theaters in May.
Based on the comic book property created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld in 1991, the X-Force film adaptation has gone through multiple changes in creative personnel. Kick-Ass 2 writer and director Jeff Wadlow was originally tapped to write the screenplay in 2013, before he was replaced by Joe Carnahan last year. The gig ultimately landed on Drew Goddard’s lap after that, and it appears as though he will be the one who actually oversees the operation, assuming the latest update on the project is accurate.