Now we know it. According to Variety, Fox just ordered an X-Men pilot from Burn Notice writer Matt Nix.
This is the second X-Men based TV series coming from the Fox company. Legion, from Fargo‘s Noah Hawley, will debut on FX on Feb. 8.
The new series is currently untitled. We, however, know some other things about it. Bryan Singer, who has been majorly involved with the film franchise, will direct the pilot and excutive produce. Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will also executive produce the pilot.
So what an we expect from the show?
The untitled X-Men universe television project being produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel Television. Here’s the synopsis for the pilot: “The pilot follows two human parents and their mutant children who are forced to go on the run from the government and end up joining an underground mutant network.”
So will it crossover with the films in a major way? According to Nix, we will be seeing this.
Before now, X-Men fans were still unsure if any of the franchise’s mutants would make it into the series. It looks like the untitled show will also dip into more complex X-Men lore.
After all, we do already know that Marvel’s feared Sentinels will make an appearance in the series. It only makes sense that some of Professor Xavier’s comrades make a much-anticipated cameo.
So who will we see in the new TV show besides the Sentinels? Well…
Whenever it comes to a comic production, especially from an ensemble like X-Men, there are hundreds of characters to pull from.
Matt Nix, when asked about the characters, said: “I would actually be killed. […] They would literally kill me. The only thing that I would say is that it’s a…some of those things are slightly up in the air, but the fact that it’s a question I can’t answer tells you something. […] Suffice it to say it’s a show that contains some characters that fans will be excited about. I can’t talk about specifics, but it’s not like there are no X-Men in it.”
By now there is no date for the airing of the plot or names of possible actor revealed. Which characters would you like to see in the series? And which actors?
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