Deadpool 2 was a massive success and the introduction of several new characters were a treat to audiences. A treat that spawned plans for an X-Force film. The X-Force film would reunite Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool, Josh Brolin’s Cable and Zazie Beetz’s Domino that would lead to some fun fare at the cinemas. With Cabin In the Woods director Drew Goddard attached to direct, it seems that things would be looking good. Goddard is now preoccupied with his mystery thriller film, Bad Times at the El Royale but will turn his attention to X-Force once that is done.
There is no release date for X-Force but chances are shooting would begin before 2019. Bad Times which stars Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth is set to be released in early October, so there should be a window to get the ball rolling before the year ends. X-Force and Bad Times are both under 20th Century Fox’s roof so they shouldn’t have a problem with this yet. Speaking to Cinemablend, Goddard was asked on how he managed to juggle his commitments to both films during a press junket for Bad Times. He said:
“It’s a good question. I’ve learned I’m very much a one-movie-at-a-time kind of guy, and they all know. It’s the same studio, which is nice, so they can say, ‘Okay, get [Bad Times At The El Royale] done,’ and then once I get this movie done and get this into theaters we’ll turn our attention that way.”
It does make a lot of sense to do this as Deadpool 2 was only recently released and although it’s good capitalize on its success, there’s plenty of time to get some hype building beforehand. That and Bad Times looks bloody intriguing with its hotel setting that could serve up something along the lines of Goddard’s own Cabin in the Woods.
It’s also great to see Fox allowing their directors the time they need to focus on one project before rushing into anything else. Then again, Fox could be a little iffy on the X-Force project with the whole Fox-Disney deal. In the meantime, I for one am excited to see what Goddard brings to the table with Bad Times.
Bad Times at the El Royale is set to be released on October 5, 2018