While director Bryan Singer recently confirmed the cast of the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse movie which hits theaters in 2016, it looks like America’s favorite mutant comic franchise will also be coming to the small screen.
Rumors of an upcoming X-Men television series have been swirling about for the past year, but TV Insider reports that we are one step closer to seeing a live-action version of the franchise.
…negotiations are under way to develop an X-Men series, inspired by the comic book series first published in 1963 and subsequent mega-hit film franchise (which has included seven movies, starting with X-Men in 2000.)
But here’s the slight complication: While sister production company 20th Century Fox controls the film rights to the X-Men characters, the comic itself is owned by Marvel, which is based at rival Disney. A live-action TV series requires Marvel’s blessing – and that has led to some delicate talks.
“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 series will most likely be based on the X-Men comic spin-off series X-Factor, and if these plans come to fruition, we won’t be seeing the actual series until at least 2017.