James Franco set to play Marvel's Multiple Man


His cloning abilities drove Madrox to have various collisions and collaborations with both the X-Men and Fantastic Four (via Deadline). New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix are set to be released next year, while Channing Tatum's long-awaited Gambit film will hit theatres in 2019. As the 39-year-old prepares to suit up again, we're going to take a look at his new hero.

James Franco is being eyed to star in a solo film featuring X-Men character and mutant Multiple Man. Absorbing kinetic energy, he can duplicate himself and whatever is on him into an exact replica referred to as a "dupe".

Multiple Man is a mutant who can create and control clones of himself.

That being said, it is mainly thanks to writer Peter David that we have the rounded version of Madrox fans enjoy today.

James Franco, Simon Kinberg, 'Wonder Woman' Scribe Allan Heinberg Team On Fox's Marvel Mutant 'Multiple Man'
James Franco Eyes 'X-Men' Spinoff 'Multiple Man'

This is an interesting new development since Multiple Man isn't one of the X-Men's A-listers.

With these three different series serving as the primary source material, the possibilities for a Madrox movie seem certainly stranger than the usual X-Men multiplex fodder, and particularly diverse, if not outright limitless.

Multiple Man previously made a brief appearance in X-Men: The Last Stand played my Eric Dane. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and now it looks like he's decided it's time to step back into the superhero movie ring. Though his parents refuse the offer, they are later killed in a tornado believed to have been caused by Tryp and Jamie begins to run the farm with his duplicates until his suit is eventually damaged.

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