"X-Force" is coming and the star of Deadpool looks like he will have a big hand in the movie. "Deadpool" was one of the most surprising comic book movies of 2016 and much of that is because of star Ryan Reynolds fighting to make sure the movie remained loyal to the comic books.

Reynolds is now fighting for the "X-Force" movie and it looks like his former director from "Smokin' Aces" will be along for the ride as the director. Here is what we know so far about this upcoming X-Men universe movie.

Who is X-Force?

The main reason that the "X-Force" movie is getting made is because of "Deadpool." After the Ryan Reynolds' starring movie was a huge success, many comic book fans wanted to see Deadpool teaming up with his old friend/nemesis Cable -- who happens to be the son of Cyclops and Jean Grey from an alternate timeline -- the one shown in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Cable came to our timeline to stop the devastation that happened in his timeline and ended up staying here and leading his own team of mutants.

Unlike the X-Men, X-Force was more of a paramilitary team and Deadpool was part of it.

Joe Carnahan and 'X-Force'

Joe Carnahan directing a superhero movie -- especially one as much entrenched in fighting as "X-Force" should be -- is a huge move. Carnahan has great movies in his past, including "Smokin' Aces," "Narc," "The Grey," and "The A-Team" remake. Joe also wanted to make "Daredevil" and had a great idea for the movie before Netflix stepped in and scooped up the property.

The following is a sizzle reel put together by Joe Carnahan when he was pitching himself to make a "Daredevil" movie. It says "NC-17" but it is completely safe for all ages to watch.

Ryan Reynolds and 'X-Force'

Now, Ryan Reynolds being involved is a good thing.

That means, for one thing, Deadpool should be in the "X-Force" movie. For another thing, Ryan will almost surely fight for it to remain as faithful to the source material as possible. And, finally, he should shoot for an R-rating, similar to both "Deadpool" and the upcoming Wolverine movie "Logan," also a Fox X-Men spin-off movie.