X-Force Director Says Deadpool 2 Perfectly Set The Stage


After directing 2012’s The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard struggled to get back behind the camera, settling for a string of prominent writing gigs (World War Z, The Martian, Daredevil). However, Goddard recently returned to the director’s chair for Bad Times at the El Royale—a thriller with Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, and Jon Hamm that arrives in the fall—and he will follow that with X-Force, building on the momentum of Deadpool 2.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Goddard made his enthusiasm for Ryan Reynolds’ recent superhero triumphs clear. “What I love most about what Ryan and his crew over there was able to do with the Deadpool movies is bring this certain sense of surprise and danger,” he said. “You walk into those movies, and you really don’t know what’s going to happen.”

While the newly formed X-Force suffered some gruesome casualties in Deadpool 2, Goddard is extremely happy with the team that’s still in place for his movie. “When I think of the comics, I think of Cable and Domino and Deadpool,” he explained. “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.”

Deadpool 2 is in theatres now. You can read our review here and check out the trailer below.