Fox has set Drew Goddard to write and direct X-Force, the X-Men universe pic that revolves around Deadpool and Cable leading a Black Ops force of down and dirty mutant warriors who are far more ruthless than their X-Men counterparts. Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds and Lauren Shuler Donner are producing. Goddard is currently set to direct Bad Times at the El Royale for Fox (the film stars Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges), but he has already begun working on ideas for X-Force, and plans to roll right into it when he is finished.
Drew is no stranger to the genre. He’s executive producer on Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s The Defenders, both on Netflix. He also co-produced Lost, and served as director and screenwriter for Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods.
Drew Goddard was the writer / producer who took on the task of translating Andy Weir’s book The Martian into the remarkable screenplay and motion picture it became. Here is an interview Hey U Guys conducted with Drew, and it will give you some insight into what kind of a writer he is and how committed he’s likely to be to making the X-Force property shine.
Ryan Reynolds’ portrayal of Deadpool will be the centerpiece of X-Force. Josh Brolin will be playing part of Cable in Deadpool 2, and will likely be cast for X-Force as well.