James Franco is developing a new X-Men movie, but what is it about?

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May 4, 2020, 1:50 PM EDT (Updated)

James Franco announced that he is developing a superhero movie, working with Simon Kinberg on a property that exists within the X-Men universe. All signs and rumors point to the possibility that Franco has optioned Jamie Madrox, aka Multiple Man. But what this article presupposes, entirely for the purpose of ridiculous Photoshops and dumb jokes, is... maybe he didn't. 

So let's steer wildly into a series of rambling speculations about what a James Franco superhero movie will look like. 

A Marvel/Disaster Artist crossover


It would finally help us emotionally process the realization that Loki looks exactly like Tommy Wiseau.

120 minutes of Franco apologizing to Anne Hathaway for the Oscars while she kicks his ass


I mean, this could be what finally brings about DC-versus-Marvel world peace.

Just a shot-by-shot remake of Spider-Man 3. It's just that.

In fact, just re-release Spider-Man 3. We need it in these troubled times now more than ever.

X-Men: General Hospital


Tell me you're not seeing that opening day, COME ON.

Freaks and Geeks and Mutants and Heroes or Something, Whatever


Now that the so many of the Freaks and Geeks actors have appeared in some manner of comic book film, why not bring the whole thing together? This film would obviously be co-penned by Franco and John Francis Daley who played Sam on Freaks and Geeks and also co-wrote Spider-Man: Homecoming which co-starred Martin Starr. Linda Cardellini will reprise her role as Laura Barton and Jeremy Renner won't be weighing her down in this flick. Seth Rogen will obvioulsy strap back on his Green Hornet mask because, you know, know one else is going to ask him to do it, so why not Franco?

Franco and porgs


I mean if anyone's gonna ruin porgs for us, I'm fine with it being Franco.

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