‘X-Force’ Will Not Be Similar to ‘Kick-Ass,’ Says Writer Jeff Wadlow

by Brett White

Bleeding Cool’s Brendon Connelly has just teased an extensive interview with “Kick-Ass 2” director Jeff Wadlow by posting all of the relevant “X-Force” material early. While the man charged with writing the “X-Force” feature film may not be able to dive deep into the details (like who is on the team), he does reveal a few new facts about the film’s tone.

“I’m very deep into it,” said Wadlow. “I can’t really say much as Fox has asked me not to but, again, it’s not a reboot or reimagining of the X cinematic universe. Tonally it will fit in, quite well with all the other movies… but then I think the other movies cover a wide range of tones. It’s certainly not going to be tonally similar to ’Kick-Ass.'”

This might come as a relief to a lot of fans of the team, worried that their big screen debut would be filled with the irreverent humor that sets “Kick-Ass” apart from all other superhero fare. It’s also worth noting that this film will be set firmly in the existing X-Men cinematic universe—at least what’s left of it following “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” It looks like “X-Force” will be the first film released after “Days of Future Past,” so it might be the film to really deal with all the time travel consequences.

Sounds like a job… for Cable.

Wadlow did say that he is using this film to explore other aspects of being a mutant, which sounds right in line with the comics M.O.

“I think it will be a little edgier, I think you’ll see some characters with different takes on what it means to be a mutant,” said Wadlow. “There will be some grey areas that the movies haven’t yet been explored. It won’t be as ’overt.’ This movie is more about the grey areas in between.” Since pretty much every mutant we’ve seen has either been “good” or “bad,” this script sounds like it will explore new ground.

Check out Bleeding Cool for the rest of the “X-Force” bites.

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