Drew Goddard On How THAT Deadpool 2 Moment Influences X-Force

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One of the best things about the Deadpool movies is how they deconstruct and examine superhero tropes in the most disgustingly hilarious ones possible.

Spoilers for Deadpool 2 by the way.

In the film, after assembling his X-Force team, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) leads them all to jump out of a plane in one of those badass group shots. The team jumps out of the plane. All, with the exception of Wade and the lucky Domino (Zazie Beetz), died in increasingly gruesome, bloody, hilarious ways.

Drew Goddard, who will write the X-Force movie after he finishes his cut of Bad Times at the El Royale, doesn’t exactly have the easiest starting point. Or, maybe, he does. He’s essentially starting from scratch either way.

Talking with Entertainment Weekly, he shared his excitement.

“To be honest, I think that’s why it excited me so much. I remember reading that scene and just cackling with delight, specifically because it was the very last thing you’d expect to happen in one of these movies. These movies are so careful to set up the next thing and the next thing, and it made me so happy.”

Goddard worked as a script consultant on the film. He continued to champion the unexpected twist.

“One thing I said to Ryan was, ‘Don’t worry about it, we’ll come up with new ideas; you guys go make your movie, and do your thing. We’ll figure it out. That tends to be the way I like to work. It’s much more important to focus on making the movie that you’re making than focusing on the next thing. It’s much more important to just make one good movie and take your time, then let that dictate what the movies are after.”

Only Peter (Rob Delaney) was spared his fate in the post-credits scenes. So who knows what the future will hold for X-Force? We certainly can’t wait to see.

Goddard, however, is excited to use Deadpool, Domino, and Cable (Josh Brolin) in his script.

“When I think of the comics, I think of Cable and Domino and Deadpool, and it’s really just knowing, ‘Oh, right, there’s a world in the X-Universe for the blunt instruments of mutantdom.’ It’s much more about the characters and my love for them than it is about any plot or story line. It’s more about loving them and wanting to see them bounce off each other.”

X-Force currently doesn’t have a release date.

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