The X-Men movie franchise is no longer solely centered around that core team of mutant superheroes. Other corners of this cinematic universe are starting to be explored, and thanks to Deadpool, we'll soon be able to watch the exploits of the X-Force on the big screen. Over the last year, the X-Force movie has been making slow progress to becoming a reality, but unless you're a longtime comic book fan, chances are you've never heard of this team before. So what do they bring to the table that the regular X-Men don't? As producer Simon Kinberg explained, adventures more than worthy of an R rating.

With the release of Logan behind us, Simon Kinberg sat down with Deadline to talk about the third Wolverine movie and some of the other X-Men projects coming down the pipeline. When asked what's coming next on the schedule, Kinberg answered:

Deadpool 2 is going into production this year. Then X Force which is a combination of Deadpool, and Cable --they're like the Black ops of the X-Men. They're much darker and have an R-rated decibel. There are other X-Men characters coming into X-Force at different times in the comic, but it's separate from X-Men.

While the X-Men and X-Force are both comprised of characters who want to keep the innocent protected, the latter team is more willing to get their hands dirty out in the field. Introduced to the comics in the early 1990s, the X-Force has gone through many incarnations over the years, but most of the time, it's a militaristic group of mutants who have no qualms about killing to ensure that the world stays safe. While most of the individual X-Force members, like Wolverine, could fit into the PG-13 boundaries of the main X-Men movies, the team's adventures as a whole couldn't be done justice unless the movie earned an R rating. So when X-Force eventually hits theaters, we can look forward to the members going on a gritty mission that will see them making tough choices in order to make sure they complete their objective.

X-Force team lineup

Following Wade Wilson's shenanigans in the first Deadpool movie, the groundwork for the cinematic X-Force will start to be laid next year in Deadpool 2, when Cable and Domino are introduced. Even though Simon Kinberg didn't mention her, it's likelier than not that Domino will be part of the X-Force lineup given her involvement with the team in the comics and her relationship with Cable. No other team members have been announced or hinted at as of yet. Last month, it was reported that State of Affairs director Joe Carnahan is working on the X-Force script with Ryan Reynolds, and while not confirmed, it's possible Carnahan may end up directing as well.

Check back with CinemaBlend for more updates on how the X-Force movie is progressing as they come in.

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