Drew Goddard to write and direct Deadpool spin-off X-Force
The ‘Force’ is strong with the X-Men franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the makers have roped in acclaimed screenwriter Drew Goddard to write and direct X-Force, starring Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin, its X-Men spin-off that will feature both Deadpool and Cable. Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds will produce the movie. The movie will feature Deadpool and Cable as leaders of a band of ruthless mutant warriors. X-Force was a spin-off of New Mutants, the very first X-Men spin-off launched in the early 1990s and co-created by Rob Liefeld, best known as the co-creator of Deadpool. The studio has been expanding its universe of movies based on the X-Men characters and has three titles out next year: X-Men: The New Mutants, directed by The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone, will open April 13; Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch and starring Reynolds and Josh Brolin, is set for a June 1 launch; and Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, releases on November 2.