Is it possible that we will see an “X-Men” TV series at some point over the next couple of years? It seems at least fairly likely, based on what Fox programming heads Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in Beverly Hills today at the TCA Summer Press Tour.
Walden confirmed to reporters that the network is in “negotiations with Marvel” about bringing many of the characters to the small screen, and there are hoping to announce something soon. They also confirmed that they will not be of course using any characters that are currently on ABC. This is somewhat of a complicated relationship as a whole. We know that Fox owns the X-Men characters insofar as feature films is concerned, but figuring out the specifics with a TV show is something that will be tricky to figure out. We’d love to see Marvel Studios involved somehow, mostly because we feel like they’ve produced for the most part great products under their banner. The worst thing you can say about some of their movies are that they are good-but-not-great. (Meanwhile, take a look at the latest “Fantastic Four” movie for a Marvel property not made by them.)
One other thing we’re curious to see are what characters would be involved in a Marvel TV series. Since there is still big-screen viability with characters like Wolverine and Storm, would there really be TV counterparts? One motivation we can think of is that with Hugh Jackman getting set to end his run playing the character, maybe it is time to do something different. Also, TV is becoming just as viable a medium.
Who knows? Maybe by the winter press tour, there will be more official details.
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