Not to steer away from the premier of the 2nd Avengers movie (of which I already have tickets to, thank you very much), but I couldn’t help but start piecing together this idea of an impending X-Force movie. The time seems right and the many parts are slowly coming together.
Now, I’m not talking about the original X-Force team which was basically The New Mutants on steroids with the help of Cable. I’m talking about the group of covert assassins that Wolverine bunched together to take out threats before they BECOME threats. Permanently. Besides, I SO don’t wanna give too many nods to the original creator of that team, Rob Liefeld, since he basically lost his shit purely because one of the characters he created, turned out to be gay.. or bi… I forget which but basically Shatterstar likes boys. Rob’s official quote in fact was:
“As the guy that created, designed and wrote his first dozen appearances, Shatterstar is not gay. Sorry. Can’t wait to someday undo this..”
Massive douche-waffle, am I right? Moving right along…
We know that 20th Century Fox registered XForceMovie.com or the like, many years ago and basically been sitting on it all this time as they cranked out other X-flicks. Given that the upcoming X-Men : Apocalypse would be the 3rd entry into the X-Men First Class trilogy, they would need to take the X-Franchise into another direction and to me, this seems like the most obvious direction.
Take into consideration the recent surge of new mutants popping up in the film’s universe; Archangel, Psylocke and even Deadpool who’s getting his own movie. That makes up about half of the no-holds-barred superhero team.
Ben Hardy as Archangel
Olivia Munn as Psylocke
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Granted, the team is led by Wolverine and Hugh Jackman is only donning the claws one more time, but who’s to say that we won’t see Cable pop up during X-Men : Apocalypse? He and Apocalypse have gone toe-to-toe more times than I can count, and it would be a perfect story line to introduce the time-displaced mutant.
Seem kind of a long shot? Maybe; but keep in mind that X-Force is meant to be completely covert. Even the main X-Men teams in the comic books didn’t know about their existence until Wolverine was forced to come out of the closet with what they’ve been doing. Given that the 3 characters above exist in the X-Films’ origins timeline, the group could conceivably come together during the first X-Men film and only Professor X knows about it.
This is pure speculation on the part of an overly zealous lover of all things X-Men, but I like to think it’s an educated guess. Besides, no one likes to do the “I Told You So” dance more than me. Mark my words: it’s real, it’s happening, get into it!
Sidebar: Also a spectacular opportunity to introduce Wolverine’s clone: X23!