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Fox’s ‘X-Force’ Movie Will Feature Five-Person Team, Millar Teases

We know Kick-Ass 2‘s Jeff Wadlow has been hired to write, and possibly direct, an X-Force movie for Fox. Beyond that, however, details are slim. Indeed, it’s not even clear which lineup of heroes the X-Force movie will feature.

But we now might know how many heroes to expect.

Wadlow and Mark Millar spoke with Slash Film at Comic-Con International to promote the upcoming Kick-Ass sequel, and naturally the discussion turned to the developing X-Force. On the topic of which characters Wadlow intends to use for X-Force, the writer kept his lips sealed. Millar, however, let out an interesting detail.

“People are going to be dissecting every name as it gets released,” said Millar, Fox’s consultant on all things Marvel. “So it will be so cool when you have your five.”

Five, he says. That doesn’t exactly narrow down which characters are going to make it into the film — the modern-day Uncanny X-Force lineup is much closer to that number than the robust Rob Liefeld era — but Wadlow has made it clear he’s a fan of both versions.

“I love the current incarnation, Uncanny X-Force. I love what Rob did in the ’90s,” he said. “What’s interesting with X-Men, I mean they have an iconic lineup, so you know who’s going to be in that movie. But X-Force it’s like, ‘Who is it going to be?’ I love that people are guessing.”


  • Guest

    Cable, Domino, Cannonball, Sunspot, Archangel.

    Deadpool as antagonist. Apocalypse in background. Wolverine and time travel optional.

  • Kabuce

    Cable travels to the past, recruits a team of mutants with one mission: rescue his father, Cyclops, from the clutches of Mr. Sinister. This could be the “Terminator” of X movies.

  • simple_man

    One of them is definitely Wolverine. Fox can’t make an X-Men movie without him in it.

  • Crawley

    Replace Phantomex with Cable. Wolverine, Archangel, Psylocke, Deadpool, Cable.

  • andrew11

    Forget the Liefeld stuff. Give me X-statix. Yeah, that’s not happening…

  • Jackraow21

    I like Crawley’s line-up, but Archangel hasn’t really been set up yet. Maybe replace him with Warpath at first, but have Angel in there as a supporting character and then set him up to become Archangel in the sequel. Something like that. So it’d be:
    – Cable, Wolverine, Deadpool, Psylocke, Warpath.
    Then in X-Force 2 it’d be:
    – Cable, Wolverine, Deadpool, Psylocke, Archangel and maybe add Domino too; Warpath could potentially be killed in XF 1 or just walk away from killing like he did after the Kyle/Yost X-Force series.
    And I agree with Simple Man. Like it or not, I have a feeling that Wolverine will be in this.

  • Ava6581 .

    Do you really want another X-Men movie with Wolverine being the Main Character.

  • KraziJoe

    Gotta have Doop

  • lastmass

    Wolverine, Cable, Nightcrawler, Shatterstar and Domino.

  • simple_man

    It is inevitable anyway.

  • Just guessing

    Cable, Deadpool, X-23, Domino, and Cannonball. Cable and Deadpool have already been said to be in it, and I think Fox still wants to see if there is interest for a solo Deadpool movie so they will include him to test. I think budget wolverine X-23 allows them to allude to him, without having to pay him, plus he can be replaced with a young woman. I think they also need someone with big special effects, so I’m including Cannonball for that. His effect basically allows him to exit the screen quickly, so they get more bang for their buck.

    If I was the one in charge, the movie would start with a much larger team of unknowns including angel, then something would happen to them where they get abducted by Sinister, The remaining four, Cable, X-23, Domino and Cannonball hire Deadpool to help them get in and rescue the rest. They defeat Sinister, save their friends, and the end credit sequence shows angel alone in a room starting to transform.

  • Q_Sizzle

    They’ll probably make it an X-Force movie where everyone gets killed, except Wolverine and then he just makes out with Jean. “Sweet another excuse to force a Jean/Logan story down audience’s throats!”

  • mel

    no more wolverine please.

  • Lee Bennett

    sam worthington as cable, peter stormare as sinister, benedict cumberpatch as fantomex, summer glau as x-23, krysten ritter as domino, chris pine as archangel

  • mel

    you mean, …”rescues his father, Cyclops, from the clutches of Brett Ratner.”

  • Drew_Melbourne

    My gut says Cable, Wolverine, Archangel, Warpath, and either Psylocke or Domino, with Deadpool potentially as an adversary.

  • Alex W

    He did “die” off screen, so it actually could kinda work.

  • Alex W

    As long as Deadpool is “in” the film (member or not) I’ll be happy (minus all Origins bullshit, naturally). Beyond that I’m expecting Cable and hoping for Domino, and maybe some Apocalypse.

  • Alex W

    Why do people seem to think Sam Worthington can act?

  • kakey noet

    It sounds like it’s going to be a completely random cast, with characters that might not have even been in X-Force before.

    So at a guess X-23, Madrox, Gambit, Cannonball, Psylocke

  • penguintruth

    Can Cable exist if Scott was killed off in X-Men 3 before impregnating anyone?

    Well, I guess that’s just as far as we know.

  • please

    NO MORE WOLVERINE! PLEASE! Seriously, I’ll go watch the movie more than ten times, but only if there is no Wolverine in it!

  • Chuck777

    Wolverine sells! The movie may as well be called Wolverine and the X-Force.

  • Chuck777

    More like Wolverine, Cable and three other people, at least one of whom will be a minority and at least one of whom will be a woman.

  • Chuck777

    Summer Glau is 32 years old.

  • Chuck777

    Not Jean, Madelyne Pryor.

  • Chuck777

    Search your feelings, you know it will be true.

  • Chuck777

    Hard to blame them, everything else they’ve tried hasn’t caught on.

  • Q_Sizzle

    Well played, sir.

  • Q_Sizzle

    Ugh. Krysten Ritter.

  • Chuck777

    Off screen? His molecules were ripped apart on screen!

  • Chuck777

    Wolverine is what’s keeping the X Boat afloat.

  • Q_Sizzle

    Beast was the only student from First Class that had actually been in the First Class comic. For all we know Kakey is right and it’ll just some random characters. Pixie, Northstar, Strong Guy, Dazzler, and, of course, Wolverine.

  • mike t

    Blasphemy! Fantomex is the most interesting of all those characters. Psylocke got killed off in X-Men the Last Stand anyways so…

  • Chris

    Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
    Summer Glau as Laura Kinney/X-23
    Dwayne Johnson or Jason Momoa as James Proudstar/Warpath
    Charlize Theron as Neena Thurman/Domino
    Josh Duhamel as Warren Worthington III/Archangel

  • lewis4510

    Hell the entire franchise may as well be called Wolverine and the X-Men and or X-Force. Because without Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine Fox would be so screwed. If he were to walk away from the role they would be hard pressed to find a replacement. By putting too much emphasis on one character their fortunes rise and fall on the whims of one actor.

  • Alex W

    Xavier got his molecules ripped apart on screen (which he apparently survived as well), Cyclops just got a little veiny while kissing Jean and the scene cut, then when they got back to it we just saw his glasses on the ground. Never actually saw him die.

  • Alex W

    They’ve already got Booboo Stewart playing Warpath in DoFP

  • Alex W

    Can Xavier be alive with Patrick Stewart’s body in DoFP after it got disintegrated in X3?

  • Chris

    As a younger Warpath, but he could be aged for X-Force.

  • Alex W

    To be fair, Andrew Garfield is 30 and still playing a high schooler too.

  • MJ

    Hasn’t it already been hinted that Cable won’t be in it?

  • Alex W


  • Chris Wallis

    It needs to sink so the rights can revert to Marvel.

  • Chris Wallis

    Sad thing is that we never saw much of him before either. Thus is one of the many problems of the Fox X-Films.

  • Alex W

    Here’s hoping, the less twilight brats running around the better. (I say brats as if I’m more than 3 years older than him)

  • antonio

    Cable, Domino, Archangel, Forge and Warpath

  • disqus_8uTkp82LAz

    No more Wolverine. Enough already.

  • mxdx

    they should do the x-statix version of the team. that was actually fun.

  • mxdx

    nobody likes fun…

  • xsikal

    Agreed, but it is not going to happen. They still make plenty of money with that franchise, even if the quality has been suspect.

  • regularman

    I don’t get the joke (or inside reference) but it’s an inside reference (or joke) that I gotta catch up on. Comicvine and wikipedia to the rescue.

  • Zaphod

    It is fox, expect X-Force to be completely in it’s own universe, separate from the other X-Franchises.

  • Steven Stokes

    Everyone keeps talking about Wolverine and Archangel in X-Force? I guess I’m just a product of the 90’s and I see X-Force as Cable, Domino, Shatterstar, Cannonball, Feral, Boom Boom, and Warpath. Just no more Wolverine. I’m as tired of the character in movies as I was in the comics. I say forget all of this Apocalypse talk and just have a straight forward battle with the Mutant Liberation Front. As for Deadpool, I’d like to SEE him (at least a glimpse) and not just mentioned. That alone will make money for the X-Force movie and get interest going for the Deadpool movie if it happens.

  • DrNope

    Cable, Domino, & Shatterstar PLEASE!

  • DrNope

    Domino, or I riot.

  • Paul Santos

    Cable, Domino, Warpath, Fantomex and Psylocke. Leave Wolverine out of this one. Let the other characters shine without Wolverine hogging the spotlight. Deadpool as a supporting villian and Mr. Sinister being the main baddie. I would watch that.

  • guest

    Please no more Wovlerine!

  • Derek Metaltron

    Save Psylocke for an Excalibur Movie! Captain Britain, Psylocke, Meggan, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Pete Wisdom, Merlyn… maybe James Jaspers and Morgan Le Fay as the villains?

  • joecooler2u

    Cable, Psylocke, Archangel, Fantomex, Wolverine. I’d love to see Archangel onscreen but they’d have to probably show his transformation from Angel to Archangel for the movie crowd to understand it. That would mean starting off with Apocalypse or at least the 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse leading into an X-Force/Apocalypse sequel.

  • Drew_Melbourne

    No. The opposite.

  • odum

    Can I bring myself to care? The foXverse is such a confused mush, and Days of Future-Past-Present-what-no-nevermind-wtf is just going to muddy it further.
    I will go in with no preconceived notion of continuity. Really, its the only way to appreciate the foXverse. Buy your ticket and pretend its the first one you’ve seen and you know nothing about any of the other films, and you can probably have a great time.

  • charitytowin

    Wolverine, X-23, Archangel, Fantomex, Psylocke. The Kill Squad. The 2008-2010 Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost run is the best thing Marvel has done in years. It’s time to get X-23 and Fantomex into the movies.

  • Gusti Hafizh Aldi Darwis

    cable, domino, psylocke, fantomex,….wolverine?….a bit slim…Deadpool maybe…

  • chaseau

    wolverine, psylocke, archangel, fantomex, deadpool. and the story should be about killing apocalipse before he turns bad, you can put cable in the x-men movies.

  • Mike

    Cable, Domino, Warpath, Deadpool & X-23

  • TheGavGav

    Nah, Henry Rollins as Cable.

  • Jeff

    Psylocke wasn’t even ever CALLED Psylocke on screen. They could definitely get away with a do-over.

  • Chuck777

    Disney realized they were doing the same thing with RDJ, which is why they are scrambling to push new Super Heroes. Sadly, Fox hasn’t learned this lesson.

  • Chuck777

    I’d love to see Dazzler though, knowing Fox, they’ll ruin her. :(

  • Chuck777

    He was only 27 when he was playing a High School student! He’s 30 now and playing a College Student!

  • Chuck777

    Wait, Xavier survived…? BUT THEY BURIED HIM! (didn’t they? Its been a long time since I bothered to watch the train wreck that was X-3).

  • Chuck777

    If the rights reverted to Marvel then all we would see is Wolverine fighting with the Avengers. Disney only makes 2 Super Heroes movies a year. There’s no way we’d get all the Avenger tie in movies AND X-Men movies on top of it. The Fox X-Men movies aren’t perfect but at least we get to see X-Men on the big screen.

  • Alex W

    It was in the post-credits scene. His mind entered the comatose body on Muir Island that he was giving a lecture about to the students earlier in the movie (also of note in the fox continuity cluster-f*ck is that in x3 Moira is a Scottish scientist and in Frst Class was an American CIA agent, I honestly wonder if Ratner or Vaughn even watched the previous movies)..

  • Alex W

    Fair enough, either way though the only thing that really matters is if they still “look” young enough and can pull off the part (Sissy Spacek was 27 in Carrie, Emily Perkins was 23 and played a 14 year-old in Ginger Snaps, just to name a few more). X-23 doesn’t necessarily have to be a teenager either. Young yes, but not a teenager.

  • pouya

    they explained that she used her power to get away while the other morlocks died.

  • pouya


  • UncannyXForce

    Uncanny X Force For me is the Best Strike Team.

    Deadpool became an official xforce member during Remender’s Run…
    Psylocke would give Ninja sword fighting feel and being a psychis also helps
    Wolverine is the BA of the group
    Fantomex is the most mysterious assasin merc in xforce
    Archangel somehow became the Co leader of Wolverine

    Fantomex and Deadpool interactions in the comics were awesome..
    love triangle of Angel,Psylocke and Fantomex
    Angel’s dual personality problem
    Uncanny X Force Deadpool was the best Deadpool thanks to Remender
    cause deadpool here is crazy but compassionate, killer but has conscience…
    Wolverine here is Wolverine what can you ask for?

    I think it is the Best way to go for FOX which is to follow The Comic in a way and Wolverine is there…

  • DarkAvengerx12

    I can probably guess that it will include Wolverine and Warpath. Which is cool. Then Cable and the rest is up for grabs. One female for eye candy probably Psylocke.

    Personally i would prefer the Messiah trilogy era line up as my ideal but it’s virtually impossible. Wolverine,Warpath,Domino,X-23.Wolfsbane it’s very female heavy like that so many sub Wolfsbane for Elixr or better yet Vanisher or Archangel. Or you could just have Cable who should be in any X Force movie. So i’ll throw it out there. Cable,Wolverine,Warpath,Domino,X-23 with possible appearances by Archangel,Deadpool,Elixr and Vanisher.

    Of course they won’t want to steal Wolverine’s thunder so the likelyhood of X-23 being in any X film is slim. Nor will many of that eras line ups likely be on the radar of the films writers and producers.

  • ideos

    it has to feature Cable and Domino. The other three could easily be Cannonball, sunspot and Boom Boom

  • ideos

    psylocke appeared in last stand and got killed.

  • Mergebow

    Hah…and well, hah! You got it. They’ll probably make Cable an alternate universe time traveler or he’ll be a clone or a Mr. Sinister child born out of stem cells from Scott and Jean or from clones of Scott and Jean, a-la Madelyne Pryor …now that’s starting to sound familiar.

  • Thedude3445

    If it has Cable I’m good. I have a feeling Deadpool will be thrown in though, because Fox is probably pretty nervous about giving him a solo movie but want to test the waters.

  • Greggo


  • Dwight Mitchell

    o sh*t …i’d been trying to thnk of who could really pull of cable and Urban i PERFECT…i was a huge xforce fan..i still have issues 1-60ish somewhere boxed up.

  • Dwight Mitchell

    the movie had better be gritty..thats what i loved about X-force back in the day…the xmen would take their enemies to a prison, x-force killed them.

    I want a bad ass Cable.

  • Chris

    Cable and Domino should be two of them. They can add Wolverine if they want more star power but I am kind of Wolverine’d out.

  • Andrew Saturley

    That is my exact sentiment. Fox has not been perfect by any stretch of the imagination but Marvel/Disney is way too involved with their Avengers franchises to truly put any sort of focus on the X-Men. It would result in a couple X characters joining the Avengers and that is about it.

  • connor.d

    go with x-force wolverine,warpath,x-23,domino, and archangel.Then the perfect (none of that marvel now crap) UNCANNY X-FORCE with WOLVERINE, DEAD-POOL, ARCHANGEL, and every body that i don’t care about. I also think they should make X-FORCE and UNCANNY X-FORCE in parts like The lord of the rings movie because X-force/Uncanny X-force are split in to so many “sagas” that they could make this a marvel lord of the rings series and that would be AWESOME

  • connor.d

    I want to know who would play everyone.

  • Connor.D

    sorry everyone but for these no matter what comic movies they would have to lose Hugh Jackman and get some one A LOT SMALLER FOR WOLVERINE HE’S 5’3 FOR GOD’S SAKE GET A SMALLER GUY FOR THESE MOVIES FOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOUR DOING A X-FORCE(AND PLEASE A UNCANNY X-FORCE) MOVIE YOU NEED TO BE TRUE TO THE COMICS A WOLVERINES REALLY SMALL(but all anger aside please please please please please make these movies and maybe make them series like lord of the rings please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

  • xxx

    Cable (the founder), Domino (his lieutenant), Warpath (he is being introduced in DoFP) Wolverine (the poster boy), X-23.

  • eileron06

    i agree. lol. fox destroys the x-men franchise.err.. uhhmmm.. with the exception of the bryan singer x-men films i guess. :P

  • eileron06

    stephen lang for cable. why not?

  • Teknopathetic.

    No they werent

  • Teknopathetic.

    Im geussing theyll wanna get X23 in there

  • Guest

    What? So youre saying X1, 2 and DofP destroyed the franchise? Really?

  • Teknopathetic.

    Vaughn made the conscious choice to ignore X3 cause he wanted it to effect the rest of the series as little as possible

  • bob1689321

    Uncanny X-Force trilogy could work very well if done right.