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Fox Confirms Talk of X-MEN on Television

Fox TV Group chairs Gary Newman and Dana Walden have confirmed the rumors that Fox is in negotiations with Marvel to develop a live-action X-Men television show.

“It’s in negotiations,” Newman confirms. “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.”

The mutants haven’t been on Fox since the animated version went off the air in 1997. But with seven movies so far, the franchise looks ripe for the small screen. At least, on the Fox side. The deal has yet to be settled, so it’s possible this could die before anything gets announced. But for now, there are negotiations.

First we had a Collider interview with Simon Kinberg, who said a TV X-Men was likely to happen at some point, saying, “We’re still in this place of figuring out what the future of the franchise will be, but when you look at 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.”

The fact that Marvel is developing its own slate of TV projects may impact the deal for Fox to put the X-Men on the tube. And then which team do you use? X-Factor? Uncanny? X-Force? Generation X? Astonishing?

Fox is making this announcement after ordering a second season of Gotham and making plans to revive The X-Files in a limited run format.

How about Great Lakes X-Men?


Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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