WithÂ Once Upon a DeadpoolÂ hitting theaters this week, audiences around the world can once again see X-Force assemble for the very first time. ButÂ as anyone who has seenÂ Deadpool 2 in one of its myriad iterations can tell you--spoiler alert--things don't go so well for everyone's favorite black ops band of mutant mercenaries. Nonetheless, rumors of X-Force's death may be greatly exaggerated. Thanks to Disney acquiring Fox's many assets and Marvel's merry mutants, the future forÂ X-ForceÂ is looking brighter than ever according toÂ DeadpoolÂ co-creator Rob Liefeld.
In advance of the release ofÂ Once Upon a Deadpool, Liefeld stopped by our offices and sat down with Markeia McCarty to talk about all things Wade Wilson. Obviously, the future of the Merc with a Mouth is in question, but as we learned inÂ Deadpool 2, he's been looking for a team all along. With anÂ X-Force movie already in the works, Liefeld revealed exactly how the film could fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what the future might hold for these characters. Given the exorbitant amount of money that theÂ DeadpoolÂ franchiseÂ has made at the box office, it feels like an inevitability that they'll work their way into Marvel's cinematic sandbox.Once Upon a Deadpool is in theaters now. Be sure to watch our other interview with Rob Liefeld about how Deadpool could slice and dice his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe too.What do you want to see from theÂ X-ForceÂ movie? Who would be in your ultimateÂ X-Force lineup? Let us know in the comments below.
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Additional reporting by Markeia McCarty and Jesse B. Gill
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