This is an interesting direction to go. According to Deadline 20th Century Fox is reportedly in the process of developing a movie based on the mutant Multiple Man starring James Franco.
Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg is writing the script and X-Men mega-producer Simon Kinberg and his Genre Films would be producing along with Franco and Ramona Films. The last time we saw Multiple Man in a movie was during X-Men: The Last Stand, where he was just a plot device and nothing more.
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.
Fox is currently moving in very interesting directions with their X-Men movies. With the R-rated comedy Deadpool doing so well, they seem much more interesting in mining different genres. The New Mutants, due out in April, is a horror movie, and Deadpool 2, due out in June, looks pretty wild too. This is a weird direction to take a movie, but we all thought the same thing about The New Mutants, and that one looks good.
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