The actor didn’t explicitly mention what super hero the movie is about. However, sources are saying that it will be about Multiple Man.
According to an interview by The Hollywood Reporter, James Franco and Fox is making a rated R Superhero film.
“I do have a superhero that I am developing,” said Franco. “I don’t know how much I can say. But I will say I am producing and performing in it. It’s early stages. I think probably what I can say is, like anything, there’s a need to develop more.”
Fox is developing the movie with Ramona Films, the company started by Franco himself along with his actor brother, Dave.
“Our bottom line MO is, how can we push this into new ground? A little bit, but still make it entertaining? [But] what I love about what Simon Kinberg and Fox and the X-Men people have done with Deadpool and Logan — it took a while to get there, maybe 10 years — but they are going to go hard R. And we’re going to take this superhero thing and really just push it into a new genre. So we’re working with Simon Kinberg on an X-Men property.”
The actor didn’t explicitly mention what super hero but sources are saying that it will be about Multiple Man.
Multiple Man is a mutant super hero that can make anything he touches to turn as himself or make copies of himself. Unless you are a super X-Men comic book fan, the name is quite obscure. He was briefly a villain and then became a part of different X-Men affiliations after rehabilitation. For a more in depth story about the character, click here. Apparently, Fox is hoping for another “Guardians of the Galaxy” like success.