The X-FORCE Movie Is Rumored to Be Co-Written by Ryan Reynolds and Directed by Joe Carnahan
It looks like there might be some big movements on Fox's X-Force movie. According to CB, Ryan Reynolds is rumored to co-write the film with writer-director Joe Carnahan, who could also be helming it. According to the site, who claims to have an inside source, development on the film has already started with this duo.
Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was previously attached to the project as a writer, but that was back in 2013. I doubt he has any involvement in the film at this point. We started getting a lot of talk about the X-Force film after Deadpool was released, and the Deadpool screenwriters recently said that Deadpool 2 has a responsibility to set up the X-Force movie:
"There is a responsibility we have to the X-Force universe, and I do think we will not disappoint the fans going into Deadpool 2 and then setting up X-Force and beyond...Its purpose is not to set up X-Force. It will likely set up X-Force, but the drive of the movie won’t be our eyes on Movie 3."
Carnahan seems like a great choice as a director for the movie! I'm not sure how he's going to fit it in his schedule because he already has three projects currently in development. The Smokin' Aces and A-Team director is currently set to direct the remake of The Raid, and he's also developing Bad Boys for Life and the big screen adaptation of Uncharted. If this news turns out to be true, he obviously plans on fitting it in his schedule somewhere.
As for Reynolds, he's currently working on getting Deadpool 2 ready to go, but he's previously said that X-Force is a priority for him:
"There’s so much material to mine in just the X-Men universe … In the future, if we’re doing a bunch more Deadpool movies, we’re really going to explore the X-Men a lot. We’ll see. And maybe X-Force — X-Force is my priority. I really want to get that in."
Well, if he's co-writing it he's certainly getting that in. With Deadpool already established, and Cable about to be established in Deadpool 2, it would be a blast seeing them with the rest of the X-Force team!
The X-Force film will most likely end up with an R-rating when it gets made. There's no confirmation of Carnahan or Reynolds actually being a part of the development of this film, but I'm sure this rumor will be confirmed or debunked soon enough.