07/12/2013 05:10 pm ET

'X-Force' Movie: Jeff Wadlow, Of 'Kick-Ass 2' Fame, Hired To Write And Possibly Direct 'X-Men' Spinoff


More comic book movies are coming soon. According to THR, Jeff Wadlow, the writer-director of the upcoming comic adaptation "Kick-Ass 2," has been hired to write an adaptation of the "X-Men" spinoff comic, "X-Force." Wadlow could also direct the film, though nothing is official on that front quite yet.

The announcement that Wadlow will write "X-Force" comes after a day of speculation about the project. Earlier on Friday, Bleeding Cool reported that Twentieth Century Fox would announce the "X-Force" feature at next week's Comic-Con festivities. Later, "X-Force" creator Rob Liefield took to Twitter to confirm the film was in development.

For more on "X-Force," head over to THR.

[via THR]

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