The Martian's Drew Goddard Will Write and Direct the X-Force Movie

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We’ve known Fox was planning a Deadpool-led team-up film for a while, but now it’s taken a major step forward: Drew Goddard, the writer behind the adaptation of The Martian and the first season of Netflix’s Daredevil, will write and direct the movie.

The movie will follow Deadpool leading a “black ops” mutant team, who in the comics were a much deadlier superteam in comparison to your typical X-Men squads. Josh Brolin’s Cable is expected to be part of the film, but reacting to the news on twitter, Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld added that Zazie Beetz’ Domino, who will debut in Deadpool 2, will be in the film as well.


The X-Force comic team has fluctuated over the years, but famous mutants like Psylocke, Archangel, and even Wolverine have been members over the years. Fox does own those characters, but whether they’ll appear in X-Force remains to be seen. We’ll bring you more when we learn it.


James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Reminder: this isn’t Drew Goddard’s first film he’s directed. He actually directed Cabin in the Woods, which is an awesome horror film that he co-wrote with Joss Whedon. I fully expect this film to be awesome, too.