Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow is taking on a new X-Men spinoff, X-Force, it has been confirmed.

Wadlow is writing the script for the project and may also direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner will produce X-Force for 20th Century Fox.

X Force co-creator Rob Liefeld also tweeted news that a Magneto solo film is in development.

He wrote: "When they cast an X-Force film then its reason to celebrate. They have a Magneto film in 'development' as well. Proceed with caution."

Kick-Ass 2 will hit cinemas on August 16.