Deadpool will return in the X-Force movie. Here's all the information out there right now.

News Mike Cecchini

May 17, 2018

We’ve known for some time that after Deadpool 2 introduces Josh Brolin as Cable that we’d get an X-Force movie. The film has been on and off the studio’s menu for a number of years, with a number of writers taking a chance on a script.

But with the dawn of the Deadpool age, the plan has changed to make X-Force fit more into this weird little R-rated corner of their superhero world. The X-Force movie will feature Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, and certainly Josh Brolin as Cable, as well as Zazie Beetz as X-Force stalwart, Domino. We expect some of other mutants will be introduced, too.

The studio might have found the most perfect match of behind-the-camera talent to comic book property of all their upcoming X-Men films. Drew Goddard will write and direct the X-Force movie. Goddard, of course, is beloved by fans for his work on genre classics like Cabin in the Woods, The Martian, and Daredevil. His kinetic writing/directing style should be perfect for X-Force. Deadline broke the news back in September, which makes no mention of the script that Joe Carnahan had apparently been tapped for earlier that year, so it’s not clear if he’s still involved with the project. 

Just as Deadpool is a mercenary and not a traditional superhero, think of X-Force as the mutant equivalent of a black ops team. Presumably, the studio will chase an R-rating for this, which will hopefully be pitched more like an ’80s action movie with mutants rather than a superhero flick. Ryan Reynolds is producing alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler-Donner.

We have lots more info on the history of X-Force right here.

X-Force Release Date

There’s no release date yet, but Fox has reserved one date in 2019 and three dates in 2020 all for X-Men related movies. That November 2019 release date is probably too soon for X-Force, unless they really get moving quickly, though.

Nov. 22, 2019

March 13, 2020

June 26, 2020

Oct. 2, 2020

March 5, 2021

THR reports that the X-Force movie will shoot in October, so it’s possible it could make it in time for a late 2019 or early 2020 release. 

The full X-Men movie release schedule can be found here.