Why Jeff Wadlow's X-Force Movie Didn't Happen
An X-Force movie has been in the works for a fairly long time, entering into development with filmmaker Jeff Wadlow back in 2013. Wadlow has shed some additional light on the original thinking behind the movie, as well as some of the reasoning behind it never actually being made.
In an interview with Collider, Wadlow explained that although his initial draft of the script for an X-Force movie was well-received by Fox, there came a “critical moment” where the studio wanted to choose between a Deadpool solo movie or an X-Force team-up.
Interestingly, Wadlow mentions that Deadpool did feature in his X-Force draft, and that he’d even been talking to Ryan Reynolds about playing the character after “they totally screwed it up in X-Men: Origins,” saying that it had been his plan to “rehabilitate” the character.