X-Men live-action TV series is one step closer to reality

The evolution of a new X-Men live-action television series continues to mutate at Fox.

With the growing popularity of live-action superhero and comics-based television shows, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gotham, The Flash, and Daredevil, it should be no surprise that Fox has been negotiating the rights with Marvel to develop an X-Men television series.

“We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to announce something soon,” said network co-chairman Dana Walden at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “It’s something we’re definitely pursuing.”

In regards to characters from the MCU, Fox would follow the same model for an X-Men TV series as they have with the films. “The characters from the X-Men franchise are with Fox on the feature side,” Walden said. “So we won’t be including Marvel characters that are at ABC with Disney. This will be exclusively the franchise as it has existed at Fox.”

No plot details have been revealed, nor is it clear whether Fox plans to connect the new show with the X-Men film series. But the mutant universe is vast, with plenty of history to draw inspiration from.

Regardless of how everything turns out, we’re definitely looking forward to the next feature film, X-Men: Apocalypse, due in theaters May 27, 2016.