FOX Is Planning an X-Men Television Show

XMEN200FOX has confirmed that they're developing a TV series set in the X-Men universe, TV Insider reports.

Fox entertainment co-chairman Gary Newman is reportedly their source, saying that negotiations with Marvel, who have to sign off on the project, have slowed the process.

"It's in negotiations," Newman said. "We're cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative."

For that reason, they're focusing on the contracts rather than the concept and so there isn't yet a creative team or even a specific idea behind it, although TV Insider says there's rumors of an X-Factor adaptation.

Back around the time Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was in development, Cougar Town and Enlisted showrunner Kevin Biegel had said on Twitter that he would love to develop a series based on Madrox, the Marvel miniseries that kicked off an X-Factor relaunch.

"Someone call Netflix right now and tell them we'll do that show as a Simon and Simon / Magnum PI-style hour long fun procedural," he said during an interview with ComicBook.com last year. "I mean, they'd hang up on us...but come on!"

Because of the negotiations and development time required, Newman told TV Insider he doesn't think a show would be ready before the 2016-2017 TV season.

With Marvel and DC properties making the move to TV all the time, it's perhaps surprising that a network that skews as young as FOX does only has Gotham, with a police procedural feel that seems a little more CBS than their average series.

The fact that their parent company, 20th Century Fox, controls the X-Men rights, hasn't escaped anyone's notice, though, and there's been talk of something like this for months.

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  1. it would be awsome as long as they dont screw it up and get good actors and actress to be in it and do really good on thier powers dont make them look stupid like they did on the xmen movies i think and as long as they have rogue as an adult and have gambit in it and do better with storm and her powers and magneto make his powers look cool then it would be worth watching 

    • stew
    • 1 Posts in 19 Months

    the problem is do they have the tv rights to us? I remember when Mutant X was on there was some reports that Marvel were sueing fox because the similarity between x-titles and the show.It was brought up that Fox has movie rights for xmen but not tv,so i am not sure if this will happen,but if it does x-title wil they do and which incarnation? I it is xfactor which team?

    • Vrokar
    • 1 Posts in 19 Months

    stew said ... (original post)

    the problem is do they have the tv rights to us? I remember when Mutant X was on there was some reports that Marvel were sueing fox because the similarity between x-titles and the show.It was brought up that Fox has movie rights for xmen but not tv,so i am not sure if this will happen,but if it does x-title wil they do and which incarnation? I it is xfactor which team?

    While thats all True... this could also be used as Marvels way back into the X-Men franchise. As in part of the deal being unlimited use of the X-men characters and mutants in the currently run marvel cinematic universe. That could open everything up for a whole bunch of awesome.

  2. Probably not going to happen, Disney has made it clear they want all of Marvel's characters under theor roof, they aren't going to allow more characters on more media, especially while they are doing their own tv shows, if they allowed it, Fox could put this show opposite AoS.

  3. You have it backwards, fox sued marvel and the production companies of mutant x due to it being too similar to x-men. Then marvel counter sued saying they weren't too similar and they settled out of court. Fox has full rights to movies and TV for x-men.

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