Drew Goddard, the man who’s been tasked with writing and directing the X-Force movie, has opened up about his upcoming X-Men film and his reaction to that incredible X-Force-related scene in Deadpool 2.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR DEADPOOL 2 ARE IN THIS ARTICLE!
Deadpool 2 is still raking in the cash at the box office; it had a much stronger opening weekend than Solo: A Star Wars Story which came in one third below expectations. However, after watching it, my mind immediately turned to the next Deadpool-related movie in the pipeline: Drew Goddard’s X-Force film. Goddard is hard a work writing the script for the movie, and he should start shooting the film pretty soon.
However, one of the standout moments in Deadpool 2 was the X-Force parachute scene. All the promotional material led us to believe that X-Force was going to play a vital part in the film. Yet, that turned out not to be the case since Reynolds and co. had decided to kill off almost the entire team in what was one of the most unexpected and hilarious scenes I’ve ever witnessed in a comic book movie. Drew Goddard also liked that scene.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Goddard recounted how much he had loved that scene when he first read the script. “To be honest, I think that’s why it excited me so much. I remember reading that scene and just cackling with delight, specifically because it was the very last thing you’d expect to happen in one of these movies. These movies are so careful to set up the next thing and the next thing, and it made me so happy,” he said.
He went on to reveal that he just wanted Reynolds and everyone else involved in making Deadpool 2 to go ahead and make the film they wanted to make and that they’d worry about the X-Force movie later. “One thing I said to Ryan was, ‘Don’t worry about it, we’ll come up with new ideas; you guys go make your movie, and do your thing. We’ll figure it out.’ That tends to be the way I like to work. It’s much more important to focus on making the movie that you’re making than focusing on the next thing. It’s much more important to just make one good movie and take your time, then let that dictate what the movies are after.”
I have no doubt that X-Force will introduce some new members, however, Deadpool 2 has clearly stated who the team’s core members will be: Deadpool, Cable and Domino, as Goddard explained: “It really all stems from a place of love; I love those comics, I love Ryan, I love Josh, and I love Zazie Beetz. When I think of the comics, I think of Cable and Domino and Deadpool, and it’s really just knowing, ‘Oh, right, there’s a world in the X-Universe for the blunt instruments of mutantdom.’ It’s much more about the characters and my love for them than it is about any plot or storyline. It’s more about loving them and wanting to see them bounce off each other.”
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