Rob Liefeld admits that he tends to speak positively about (some might say, exaggerate) any of his projects. But the writer and artist insists he’s sincere when it comes to the joy he feels creating his latest manga.
“This is the most fun I’ve had in comics in 30 years,” Liefeld said of X-Force Killshot, several one-time releases this week, 30 anniversaryNS commemoration of the Marvel Comics mutant team, X-Force.
The book focuses on the time-traveling mutant Cable, who assembles five different X-Force teams, chosen from different points through time. Together, they are on a mission to the villain Stryfe before he can launch an attack on humanity. With just 30 pages to tell a story, Liefeld said he turned to his idol Jack Kirby, the late X-Men co-creator, who was known for his ability to tell stories and act effectively. He also looks to Steven Spielberg for inspiration.
“I really tried to make the first 18 minutes of Save Private Ryan,” Liefeld said. “These are my mutants storming the beach in Normandie. Handheld camcorder, cinema verite X-Men. ”
Liefeld introduces X-Force to New mutant Ranked 100th in 1991 before they released their own series. After the success of Deadpool film, there was talk about a X Force film by filmmaker Drew Goddard starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Josh Brolin as Cable.
“I have had conversations with Josh Brolin. He was so excited,” Liefeld said of the buzz surrounding the film.
The idea was dropped amid Disney’s 20 . acquisitionNS Wolf era. (“What Deadpool is a superhero movie, X Force could be in the team superhero movie,” Goddard previously said CHEAP about his vision.)
Although Liefeld mourned the movie that should have been, X-Force: Killshot proved to be active in another area: the world of art comic collection.
Liefeld submitted his original work to his agent on Friday, and the complete package was sold to an anonymous buyer, a move that surprised both Liefeld and the agent. (Liefeld declined to share how much the collection sold for.)
This issue also allows him to write with the voice of Deadpool, who has risen to new levels of fame thanks to Reynolds. The actor is currently inspiring the way Liefeld writes the character.
“Yes, that was the only voice I heard. Ryan has completely chosen the character,” Liefeld said.
More creator: “When people ask me who is the best Deadpool writer? Ryan! Ryan is the best Deapdool writer.”