Report: Fox Is Already Planning Deadpool 3 with X-Force

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 - 12:56PM
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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 - 12:56PM
Report: Fox Is Already Planning Deadpool 3 with X-Force
Fox's X-Men universe is in trouble, and they're doubling down on their successful franchises. According to a new report, Fox is responding to big gaps in their line-up by getting started on a third Deadpool movie before the second has even begun filming. 


THR just published an in-depth report of Fox's plans for the X-Men universe, and right now the forecast is bleak. Apocalypse didn't make nearly as much money as Days of Future Past, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult's contracts all expired. Logan is set to be a hit, but after Jackman's departure from the role, the future of the franchise is a lot murkier. So now, Fox is putting their hopes and dreams on Deadpool, which remains their safest bet in spite of Tim Miller's controversial exit from the project.
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Deadpool was a surprise massive hit ($782.6 million) in February, so the studio has moved quickly to fill the sequel's director chair, with John Wick's David Leitch now in negotiations. And in a sign of how much faith it has in the Reynolds-starring franchise, Fox already is planning Deadpool 3, readying a filmmaker search for a storyline that will involve another X-team, X-Force, say sources.
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X-Force would be a very smart move, not only because it would make the fans happy, but because it would introduce fresh blood into the franchise that could yield a bunch more spin-offs. But just in case, Fox is also planning a soft reboot of the X-Men series that would focus on a group of younger characters. Bryan Singer won't be returning, but X-Men veteran Simon Kinberg is working on a script, with Lawrence, McAvoy, and Fassbender "optimistically in mind." It would cost a whole lot to get them back, so if that doesn't work, then Fox may also bank on the success of Josh Boone's New Mutants, which is rumored to start filming next spring.
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