In Marvel Comics, mutants and inhumans are generally not that fond of each other, to say the least. Now, it appears that a real-life rivalry between the two factions is about to be broadcast, but not in the sense you were probably hoping for.
It’s not all that bad, though, with all things considered. In fact, the X-Men are actually getting their own TV show, according to a report by Brian Gallagher of TVWeb.com, and a vie for TV’s comic-book fans will be in full swing between ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and an upcoming X-Men series jointly produced by Fox Broadcasting Company and Marvel Television.
Per Gallagher, a put-pilot commitment was made by Fox for the new Marvel series. Basically, the broadcasting of a pilot has been agreed upon by both the studio and the broadcaster. If the latter does not air the pilot, they will have to pay a significant fine to the studio.
Here’s what David Madden, president of Fox, said about the untitled project.
Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network, and we are so pleased with how [writer] Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe. There’s comic-book adventure, emotional and complicated relationships, and a rich, existing mythology from which to draw. With the brilliant production crew behind this project, it has all the makings of a big, fun and exciting new series.
If you’ve been a fan of recent Marvel productions, this one shouldn’t disappoint. Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four), Jeph Loeb (Daredevil, Jessica Jones) and Jim Chory (Daredevil, Jessica Jones) will all serve as executive producers.Also, Nix (A.P.B., Burn Notice) will write the pilot script and be an executive producer.
The new X-Men series will center around two parents who discover their children are mutants.The family will end up joining an underground group of mutants that fights for survival, per Gallagher.
Currently, it’s unclear which mutants will be in the series. Additionally, we’re not yet sure how this will all tie in with the rest of the X-Men cinematic universe.
But we’d like to read what you all think. Let us know in the comments section below what you think about Marvel’s next TV installment.