Bad news, superhero lovers - it looks like the standalone X-Force movie has been cancelled, as well as the previously announced Gambit and Dr. Doom flicks. At least, that's what a new rumour claims to be the case.
Although it's yet to be confirmed, fans are already mourning the loss after movie writer and social media influencer DanielRPK announced it on Twitter:
And if he hadn't crushed the dreams of the fandom enough, the writer - also known as Daniel Richtman - followed up his tweet by claiming that a whole bunch of other films from the X-Men saga were on their way out too:
While none of these cancellations are particularly shocking, expect some serious backlash if the Deadpool spin-off cut turns out to be true - the film was one of the more anticipated upcoming projects for Wade Wilson fans.
And it's looking likely, or at least it is for the film to be made under Fox, as Deadpool's co-creator Rob Liefeld even chimed in to pay tribute to the film that never was, tweeting: "Pour one out for ol' X-Force. Victim of the merger. $800 million grosser easy."
It's not surprising Fox is putting its efforts elsewhere as the company prepares for its gargantuan merger with Disney, but that doesn't make it any less disappointing for the fans - particularly since so much work has already gone into the production of X-Force, Gambit and Doctor Doom.
As pointed out by film writer David Pountain: "While fans can hold out hope that the movie will still happen under Disney's guidance, there's perhaps reason to be nervous, given the studio's commitment to a family-friendly image."
We've already seen from the first two Deadpool films, the Merc with a Mouth and the X-Force gang aren't exactly the most SFW characters.
Guess we'll have to hold out and wait to find out the fate of the misfit mutants in the months to come.
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