'X-Force' Creator Rob Liefeld Praises Jeff Wadlow's Script

The adaptation should please fans of all 'X-Force' eras, according to Liefeld. It isn't known when production of this superhero adventure may begin.

X-Force comic book creator Rob Liefeld revealed today that the script for 20th Century Fox's adaptation is complete, offering high praise of Jeff Wadlow's work.

X-Force creator Rob Liefeld praises Jeff Wadlow's screenplay
X-Force creator Rob Liefeld praises Jeff Wadlow's screenplay
Back in July, we reported that Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow signed on to write and direct the long-awaited X-Force adaptation.

While no story details have been confirmed yet, Jeff Wadlow teased a possible crossover into the X-Men franchise in August, although, the next week, the filmmaker revealed that he wanted X-Force to have an edgier tone than X-Men.

Now that the script is complete, we'll have to wait and see when 20th Century Fox will give the green light for production to begin. It also isn't clear which X-Force members will be present in this adaptation. The comic book series had several different iterations throughout the years, including characters such as Cable, Cannonball, Domino, Warpath, Wolverine, Deadpool, Psylocke and Colossus.

X-Force comes to theaters in 2016. The film is directed by Jeff Wadlow.



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  1. SpeedyEric

    I Rob Liefeld likes it, then tthat means we're all gonna hate it.

    12 months agoby @SpeedyEricFlag

  2. John M

    @skywise: Don't worry that won't change my opinion of Liefeld just like it won't change my opinion of Michael Bay. I can respect both for what they do, and have done. Both know what kind of director or writer they are. They know they won't win Oscars or writing awards, but they do know they're good at what they do, and don't try to be more than that. Their job is to entertain us, and they do a great job at that. That's why I do enjoy Michael Bay. He'll never go do as one of the best directors of all time, but he is great at what he does as director, and the same goes for Liefeld.

    Still I like Bay I can understand the dislike of Liefeld, but I believe in peoples hate for the writer they over look all the good he's done in his writing and art that in my opinion out weighs the negative.

    I doubt there will ever be an Alpha Flight film anytime soon if ever. Their just not a big enough or well known enough team/comic to garner a solo film. Though if as it sounds like Jackman continues with Wolverine, and Wolverine films I believe they could fit the team into a Wolverine film, which I think could work really well. Hopefully Jackman and Fox will do that in the next Wolverine or in one of the future Wolverine films which I'm sure there will be.

    12 months agoby @john-mFlag

  3. skywise

    @writer220 Your right. He is the reason X Force happened and I did enjoy the original lineup (those that directly carried over from New Mutants) the best of all. That was all Liefeld. But having gone back and reread them...its apparent that Liefeld just isn't that good.

    I would love to see an Alpha Flight movie but I don't think it would ever happen. At least not in the hands of FOX. Its a shame that they have left that integral part of his history out of the movies.

    12 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    meh...!

    12 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. Writer220

    @skywise I do agree with you with several things however you can't deny the fact that without him X-Force would not have happened.
    What I find interesting is the fact that there's an empty space in Wolverines film life. No one has touched upon Alpha Flight, after Logan escaped from Mutant X lab, he was found by the Canadian version of X-Men and intermingled with them for a short time.

    As much I'm looking forward to the new X-Men film, I just wish other groups can be explored and single characters from each group.

    12 months agoby @writer220Flag

  6. skywise

    And wow that turned out a lot longer than I expected. What is sad is I could have gone on and on. I'm not trying to change your mind @john-m just sharing my opinion.

    12 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. skywise

    @john-m Rob Liefeld for me is emblematic of a major problem with mainstream comics in the over the past 20 years. I love flashy art as much as the next person, but when the creators of comics value flash over any kind of storytelling or content or talent it becomes a problem.

    The age of foil covers and crappy comics and all that nearly burned the entire industry to the ground, with Marvel filing for bankruptcy nearly a decade ago. These same idiots that nearly drove the industry down (including Liefeld among many others) are instead of being shown the door, given the keys to the kingdom.

    But I am willing to forgive and forget. Except in the case of this douchebag - Liefeld. For me Rob Liefeld does not get a pass because he seem to take a certain pride in his mediocrity. In his own blog he compares himself to Michael Bay. "I'll be the first to tell you that we were never the best artists. We were never the best at anything, but just like a song or a band or whatever, we caught on and we toured rigorously," Liefeld says of the success of the 90&#8242s Image comics crowd.

    In, "How To Beat The Haters (how I do it)," a blog entry on his website, Liefeld spends 3,617 words (A few extra because he seems unaware that "Online" is a compound word and consistently types "on line") explaining his philosophy that, when you're the most reviled artist in mainstream comics, and one of the few things a pathologically divided fan base can agree on is your general suckage, it can't be because of anything you've drawn, it must be a problem with Haters because, afterall, he sold a lot of comics a couple decades back.

    Liefeld is not an evil man. And I did love New Mutants when he was on it BUT looking through many of the old issues and particularly issues of Hawk and Dove, I was astounded at how many panels did not have backgrounds or looked half finished. This sloppiness shows a certain amount of disregard or contempt for his audience. A sloppiness that as a kid I didn't seem to notice but as an adult I find it intolerable.

    And for some random reading check out this (rather long but detailed) blog about why Marvel is better than DC if you have the time;

    http://comicsalliance.com/dc-comics-marvel-golden-age-silver-age-comics-history/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_112492

    12 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. CoreyB

    @therealGoku hahah thats what i initially thought! I love Kick Ass, but heard horrible things about 2...Will have to rent it. Wolverine and Deadpool in X-Force? Jackman back for more?! And what about Ryan Reynolds?

    12 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  9. John M

    @skywise; I can understand that, but I am more of a defender of Liefeld. I agree that in general he drew his comic characters, especially the male characters with over exaggerated muscle mass, but in comics in general artists exaggerate the human antimony all the time especially the female characters. I can also understand that some of his creations for Image comics weren't original as some critics of him say copying off of Marvel and DC.

    I know Leifeld will never go down as one of the best comic writers, but he has done some remarkable work over the years drawing, and writing New Mutants and X-Force which at the time in the early 1990's was perhaps the best X-Men titles, helped found Image Comics with the likes of Jim Lee, Todd McFarland who would give us some great titles in the likes of Youngblood, Storm Watch, Spawn, WildC.A.T.s, and Savage Dragon. I believe the good he's done for comics in general out weigh the bad.

    As for X-Force I am happy to hear they're moving forward with the script. I just hope that film has much of the original team as possible with the likes of Cable, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Rictor, Warpath, Rictor, and Siryn.

    12 months agoby @john-mFlag

  10. Ken451

    I would love to see psylocke so I'm glade it sounds positive.

    12 months agoby @Ken451Flag

  11. The Real Goku

    Noooo.... F*CK NO! Same guy that wrote and totally destroyed kick ass 2. This guy sucks he would water it down for sure

    12 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  12. skywise

    I sort of love X Force but hate Liefeld.

    I know that's strange, him being the inventor of X force and all...

    12 months agoby @skywiseFlag