According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Franco may be landing his very own X-Men universe franchise with Multiple Man, which is currently being developed as a standalone feature by X-Men: Dark Phoenix's Simon Kinberg.
Who's Multiple Man? THR describes him thusly:
"Jamie Madrox, also known as Multiple Man, has the mutant power to create and control duplicates of himself. The character first appeared in 1975's Giant-Size Fantastic Four No. 4 and was created by the late Len Wein, the comic book mind behind classic characters such as Wolverine."
You don't remember X-Men: The Last Stand, which is probably why you've forgotten that Multiple Man actually appeared in that film. As played by Eric Dane, he looked like this:
Er...hopefully this new iteration of Multiple Man will be a bit more visually inventive (we're partial to the costume pictured at the top of this post, but understand that that's probably too much to hope for) than the one Brett Ratner gave us.
Anyway, if all goes according to plan, Multiple Man will become the fifth X-Men movie on the 20th Century Fox schedule, alongside next year's Untitled Deadpool Sequel, New Mutants, and Kinberg's X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Gore Verbinski's Gambit (no release date's in place on that one yet).
What do you folks think? Into a James Franco Multiple Man movie? Are you into a Multiple Man movie, period? Sound off in the comments below.