Its official folks, the always awesome James Franco is joining the 20th Century Fox's X-Men cinematic universe.
According to a new report from multiple sources, Franco will star as X-Men character Jamie Madrox aka Multiple Man in an upcoming stand-alone X-Men film. The film is being developed by long time X-Men movie writer, producer, and now director Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) along with Allan Heinberg, one of the writers behind Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman.
Jame Madrox, also known as Multiple Man, has the mutant power to create and control duplicates of himself. The character first appeared in 1975's Giant-Size Fantastic Four No. 4 and was created by the late Len Wein.
The character first and only big-screen appearance was in the the heavily maligned Brett Ratner film, X-Men: The Last Stand, and played by actor Eric Dane.
Franco, who is know stranger to the superhero universe, having played Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy will most likely fit right into 20th Century Fox's new X-Men universe. Where the studio has been taking a lot of chances and succeeding with X-Men films like Deadpool and Logan.
As huge fans of Mr. James Franco, we're super stoked about the guy becoming an X-Man and the fact that he's getting his own film, where he can potentially play multiple personalities of the same character, sounds really, really interesting.