Multiple Man: X-Men Solo Film Starring James Franco In Development

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20th Century Fox is reportedly developing a film that will star X-Men franchise character Jamie Madrox/Multiple Man.

According to Deadline, the movie is in development with James Franco as the title character, from a script by Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg. Simon Kinberg, director of X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is set to produce. Ramona Films, the shingle that Franco runs with brother Dave Franco and Vincent Jolivette, is also producing the picture in association with Kinberg's Genre Films, for 20th Century Fox.

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Created by Len Wein, Chris Claremont and John Buscema for 1975's Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4, the Marvel Comics mutant would be a recurring character in Uncanny X-Men throughout the '80s, before landing a starring role in Peter David and Larry Stroman's fan-favorite X-Factor run from the '90s. Fading away in the late-'90s/early'00s, the character rose to prominence yet again in the mid-'00s starring in a Marvel MAX miniseries, simply titled Madrox, again under the pen of David. The character would serve as team leader of X-Factor under another beloved run from David and various artists including Pablo Raimondi and Leonard Kirk, among many others.

The character ahas only appeared once before in live-action: X-Men: The Last Stand. He was portrayed in the film by Grey's Anatomy's Eric Dane.

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