One of the most popular comic franchises has been the X-Men books and all of the various off-shoots of said books, some people have issues with them as they say it’s a bit of a cheap way of doing things as the team has people who can do everything in order to beat their enemies. (ew) I’ve always been a huge fan of the books because certain characters drew me into things, the most popular character in X-Book history has to be Wolverine and as much I love the character he’s been a bit of a secondary character to my favorite of Gambit. (ign) While I would always come back to the signature series, I loved the off-shoots as well with characters like Gambit, Wolverine, and Sabertooth getting their own books, it always made for interesting reading, especially the Sabertooth series which showed another side to Victor Creed. (marvel.wikia) One of the more popular alternate titles has always been the X-Force books, primarily because they featured Cable, a future warrior who was the son of Cyclops and Madelyn Pryor, a clone of Jean Grey, he was this larger than life character so people were drawn to him instantly. (wikipedia)
With the X-Men movies all going well there were questions about which characters would be introduced and at what time they would show up in film form, although it has gotten a bit awkward with some of the characters showing up in unexpected times on the line of history. (ign) I loved X-Men First Class, but I’m still trying to wrap my head around Havok as a original member of the group, especially when it was many years before his brother, Cyclops, would be born, it’s a very awkward continuity thing but the movie was so good that I have been able to get past the flaw. (io9) With the success of the new movies people have wondered if and when our beloved Cable would show up on film, and with Days of Future Past being brought to theaters everyone just somewhat assumed he would be the next big character, especially when Apocalypse was announced as the two pretty much go hand in hand. (comicvine) The rumors that Cable would be in Apocalypse, with some making the suggestion that Cable was actually the young child with the M over their eye in Days of Future Past, had everyone ecstatic with the assumption that an X-Force film, or at least a Cable solo film, would be in the works. (kpopstarz) News has now broke via X-Force creator Rob Liefeld’s Twitter account that he doesn’t believe Cable will be in the Apocalypse film, that the X-Force film is on a “hiatus” of sorts, and that he doesn’t know that it’ll ever see the light of day. (yahoo) As a fan of the entire series, and the Cable character, I hope this is proven to be inaccurate as it would absolutely kill things to not have Cable make it to the screen.