In a recent interview with X-Men films producer Simon Kinberg confirmed to Deadline that the X-Men Universe will be kind of be heading into three directions (New Mutants, Main X-Men Line, & X-Force) and will not cross-over with each other until it feels organic, they don't won't to force anything. He also confirmed that the Gambit film with Channing Tatum is still a go, and that Cable and Deadpool will be the leads of the X-Force film.
Here's what Kinberg said below, confirming Cable and Deadpool will indeed lead the highly anticipated X-Force film, a film which will follow next year's Deadpool 2.
"We are working hard on New Mutants, Gambit with Channing Tatum, Deadpool 2 and the new X-Force movie where Deadpool is alongside Cable and other main characters. Deadpool 2 is going into production this year. Then X-Force which is a combination of Deadpool, and Cable –they’re like the Black ops of the X-Men. They’re much darker and have an R-rated decibel. There are other X-Men characters coming into X-Force at different times in the comic, but it’s separate from X-Men.
There is a larger architecture to tell these stories in. I talk to the studio all the time about this and there is a plan for how these movies can connect and be a part of a larger narrative. It’s something that’s fun, exciting and it will be interesting to see how we marry the different tones that we’ve been generating in these standalone movies of the X-Men universe. But we go into making the best movie we can. It’s not just about a Colossus or Deadpool cameo. Connecting all of these movies will happen when it organically makes sense. These movies aren’t simply being built as stepping stones to a larger story. Each one is wholly enclosed and a movie worth seeing."
I'm really glad that 20th Century Fox is realizing what they have on their hands with the R-rated superhero genre they have pretty much created themselves with the success of Deadpool and now Logan. The idea of a huge team-up X-Force film being R-rated and lead by two of the coolest characters ever in Deadpool and Cable is mind-blowing. A well made X-Force film could potentially be the best X-Men film yet and our hopes a really freaking high.
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X-Force does not yet have an official release date.