Whereas Deadpool wound up being a large hit when it was launched again in February 2016, it was additionally revealed that there was some serious conflict behind the scenes. Director Tim Miller did not at all times see eye-to-eye with writers/producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and star Ryan Reynolds, so when it got here time to announce Deadpool 2 Miller stepped away. It seems he hasn’t walked too far-off, nonetheless, as a result of he’s apparently engaged on a secret X-Males franchise movie at present referred to as 143.
Deadline has discovered not solely that Tim Miller has been employed to helm the mysterious undertaking, however that Marvel veteran Brian Michael Bendis has been employed to jot down the screenplay. The movie is so secretive that we at present know completely nothing else about it – however it’s a fascinating improvement for the X-Males franchise.
So what’s 143? That title does not ship a ton of information, however the historical past of the X-Males franchise might provide a clue. In X2: X-Males United, audiences are launched to Jason Stryker – the mutant son of William Stryker (Danny Huston) who has the facility to invade folks’s minds. The powers are similar to the X-Males comics character Mastermind, however he’s additionally known as Mutant 143. Does that imply that this undertaking might be about him?
Precisely when 143 will come collectively is a query mark proper now, partly due to Tim Miller’s private schedule. Final yr it was reported that he’s at present collaborating with James Cameron to reinvigorate the Terminator franchise, however he’s additionally at present connected to craft an adaptation of William Gibson’s Neuromancer. For what ought to be apparent causes, it isn’t at present clear how Miller is approaching 143 by way of precedence concerning these different offers.
For these not acquainted with the title, Brian Michael Bendis spent years as a large participant on this planet of Marvel Comics, and contributed in a serious option to the place the model at present is at the moment. He shocked the world back in November of last year when he introduced that he can be leaving Marvel in favor of a gig over at DC Comics (rumored to offer him some entry within the DC Extended Universe), however evidently he isn’t executed enjoying round with Marvel characters.
There was a rumor final month that Tim Miller was quietly working with 20th Century Fox on a developing Kitty Pryde project, nevertheless it’s unknown if this creating information concerning 143 helps or negates that story. This undertaking has positively piqued our curiosity, so we are going to make sure to let you already know about all of its newest actions because it makes its manner by way of improvement. Keep tuned right here on CinemaBlend for all the updates, and scope out our particular Upcoming X-Men Movies function to scope out all the formally introduced and dated options which can be at present in improvement inside the franchise.