Its 2018 and James Franco is going to be a superhero. In an unprecedented move, 20th Century Fox has announced plans to bring X-Men character ‘Multiple Man’ to the big screen in a solo spinoff movie with an R-Rated twist. With Deadpool and Logan rejuvenating 20th Century Fox chances of creating an X-Men universe and the horror infested flick ‘New Mutants’ coming out soon along with Deadpool 2 and Dark Phoenix, things are getting exciting for X-Men fans. Now you can add James Franco’s ‘Multiple Man’ to that list. According to Deadline news:
Fox is developing a film vehicle for James Franco to play the Marvel Comics character Multiple Man, with Wonder Woman scribe Allan Heinberg writing the script, and Simon Kinberg and his Genre Films producing along with Franco and Ramona Films, the shingle that Franco runs with brother Dave Franco and Vincent Jolivette.
The character is part of the X-Men universe, which Fox controls and continues to exploit with Kinberg at the center of all the movies. Multiple Man is Jamie Madrox, who, in the comics, conveyed his cloning powers at birth, when a second, identical version of him appeared after the doctor slapped the infant to get him to breathe. His father, a worker at the Los Alamos Nuclear Research Center, moved his family to a remote farm where his son — fitted with a special suit to control his powers designed by X-Men patriarch Professor Xavier — lived quietly until the suit malfunctioned and he began to go crazy. His cloning abilities drove Madrox to have various collisions and collaborations with both the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Jeremy Kramer will oversee it for Fox and the deals are being made now.
Who else can picture that baby seen with James Franco and Seth Rogen? ‘Multiple Man’ will be produced by Franco’s production company which produced the oscar nominated film ‘The Disaster Artist’ and will be over seen by Kinberg who handles all of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men ambitions. I hope that this actually gets into production unlike Channing Tatum’s Gambit spinoff.