X-Men addicts may soon be able to get their mutant-fix on a more regular basis.
With filming for the next installment in the movie franchise well underway (‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘), a Fox Television Group executive told The Hollywood Reporter that the company is close to announcing a live-action X-Men TV series.
Dana Walden said the group is currently in negotiations with Marvel to bring the comics to TV and they’re hoping to announce ‘something soon’.
“We’re not closed on a deal yet, but it’s something we’re definitely pursuing,” the CEO explained.
While 20th Century Fox may own the rights to some of the X-Men characters, Marvel still controls the comics. That means joint approval is needed for the use of any shared mutants.
Walden said as a result, Fox will only use characters that are part of the Fox contract and ‘won’t be including Marvel characters that are at ABC with Disney’.
“This will be exclusively the franchise as it has existed at Fox.”
We’re not surprised Marvel and Fox are looking to take X-Men to the small screen, particularly after seeing the success of shows like ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ and ‘Agent Carter’, which followed the release of ‘The Avengers’ movie.
Meanwhile, last month X-Men fans received a glimpse of the new ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ movie featuring new mutants such as Psylocke.
How do you feel about an X-Men TV series?