Skeletor and his minions could delay FOX’s X-Force

Schmoes Know is reporting that Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow has signed with Sony to direct a live-action feature based on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the latest step in the long march to bring a bunch of burly action figures to the big screen for the second time.

Wadlow would be following John M. Chu, who left the project last year before announcing his involvement in a live-action Jem. Because all of our toys will become live-action things that we can take very seriously.

According to Schmoes Know, the contracts have all been signed, although if this is the case, what would this mean for the X-Force movie at FOX, which Wadlow has been attached to for a minute? Wadlow signed on last summer to direct the mutant team movie, but the studio has been pretty quiet about any developments on what could be the follow-up to Days of Future Past.

Fox has dumped a bit of money into Days of Future Past and if it connects in May, then you can imagine them wanting to go all-out for a Wolverine-centric team movie. Meaning, Wadlow’s time would be pretty locked up for the next couple of years. X-Men: Apocalypse is on the way in 2016, meaning we probably won’t see X-Force until 2017.

If this is a done deal, and Sony makes the announcement, don’t be surprised if the date for MOTU is somewhere around 2016.