Ryan Reynolds says getting Deadpool in the "X-Force [movie] is my priority"

Unless you've been living under a rock from the last few months, you're probably aware that Deadpool will be swearing, decapitating, and breaking the fourth wall at a cinema near you this week, and if the buzz is anything to go by, it should do enough business to buy A LOT of chimichangas. A good performance at the box office would undoubtedly mean more cinematic outings for the merc with a mouth, and Ryan Reynolds has some ideas about where to take the budding franchise next.

Speaking with FilmStarts, he said: "There’s so much material to mine in just the X-Men universe... In the future, if we’re doing a bunch more Deadpool movies, we’re really going to explore the X-Men a lot. We’ll see. And maybe X-Force — X-Force is my priority. I really want to get that in."

Comic book fans will know that X-Force is an offshoot group of mutants in the X-Men universe who take a more 'aggressive' approach to fighting evil. Everyone from Psylocke and Cyclops, to Wolverine and of course Deadpool, have been members at one time or another, but most interestingly; Cable was its first leader. Why is this interesting? Because Ryan Reynolds recently talked about Cable making an appearance in Deadpool 2, which would be a nice lead into the planned X-Force movie, don't you think?

For now the X-Force movie is still in development hell. Kick-Ass scribe, Jeff Wadlow, was hired to write the screenplay, but things have been quiet since then. Currently the movie is not on Fox's release slate and no director is attached, but if Deadpool performs well Reynolds may have the necessary clout to help usher it into production.

Directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano, Deadpool will open in UK cinemas on February 10, 2016 before arriving in US theatres on February 12, 2016.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.