X-Men, Fantastic Four Franchises Being Considered for Television As Well As Film

Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men Movie

Could Fox's X-Men and Fantastic Four film franchises follow Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the small screen?

It doesn't seem impossible, if you believe writer/producer Simon Kinberg, who currently works on both franchises.

In an interview with Collider, writer/producer Simon Kinberg said that television series are definitely an option Fox has plans for with.

“We’re still in this place of figuring out what the future of the franchise will be, but when you look at [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.] to some extent and what Marvel is doing now with Daredevil and other shows on Netflix, it makes sense to tell some of these stories in TV partly because there’s just not enough screens to do all of these characters,” Kinberg  told Collider. “And also because the serialized format of comic books is better suited for TV. Because that’s it, every week you come back to the same characters different story, and in comic books every week it’s the same characters, different story.”

Daredevil, of course, is a property that Fox recently allowed to revert to Marvel when they couldn't get a new film into production quickly enough to satisfy their contract with the publisher.  With just six months before Fantastic Four reverts as well, they are planning a new film that should start shooting soon.

"Fox does understand that they are sitting on this massive universe with the X-Men, also with Fantastic Four obviously,” Kinberg added. “ But they definitely have a sense of it and there’s a real interest and appetite for how to explore and expand that world into other movies, into spinoffs, into different time periods, the whole gamut.”