Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld has addressed a report that a planned X-Force movie may be scrapped as Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox nears completion.
The follow-up to last year's Deadpool 2 will reportedly join Gambit and Doctor Doom on the shelf, as none of them will begin production by March, when the merger is expected to close. It was reported last year that Disney intended to release every Fox film completed or in production at the time of the completion of the deal. That may very well mean that New Mutants will be the last X-Men movies released under the Fox banner.
Pour one out for ol’ X-Force. Victim of the merger. $800 million grosser easy. https://t.co/1ZCfYb9Ii5— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) January 11, 2019
Liefeld tweeted, "Pour one out for ol' X-Force. Victim of the merger." Following the box office success of the first two Deadpool movies, he also pointed out the potential success of X-Force. "$800 million grosser easy," he wrote.
It's easy to see where he's coming from, considering Deadpool broke box-office records for an R-rated release, and Deadpool 2 followed suit to become the third highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time.
It's unclear what will happen to characters like Deadpool, Domino and Cable as the properties move to Disney.