James Franco wants to push the CBM “into a new genre” with MULTIPLE MAN spin-off.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that James Franco would produce and star in a MULTIPLE MAN spin-off project. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Franco acknowledged that he does “have a superhero” property that he’s “developing” with 20th Century Fox.

“I don’t know how much I can say. But I will say I am producing and performing in it. It’s early stages. I think probably what I can say is, like anything, there’s a need to develop more.”

As with DEADPOOL and LOGAN, Franco alludes to the film being developed as “hard R [that will] push [the] superhero thing [into] a new genre.”

“Our bottom line MO is, how can we push this into new ground? A little bit, but still make it entertaining? [But] what I love about what Simon Kinberg and Fox and the X-Men people have done with Deadpool and Logan — it took a while to get there, maybe 10 years — but they are going to go hard R. And we’re going to take this superhero thing and really just push it into a new genre. So we’re working with Simon Kinberg on an X-Men property.”

Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man is heavily affiliated with Marvel Comics’ X-FACTOR title.

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