Live-Action X-Men TV Series in the Works at Fox With Star Trek 3 Writers
Jubilee or bust.
Not to be outdone by practically ever other publisher/studio/network out there, Fox has decided to bring one of their comic properties to television. Oh yes, it’s time for more X-Men. Suit up!
The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter:
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the network is having preliminary conversations to adapt the iconic Marvel comic series — and feature film franchise — as a live-action television series with 24 producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto involved.
Fox’s potential live-action series is being penned by Star Trek 3 writing duo Patrick McKay and JD Payne, sources tell THR, who will share a created by credit on the project with Katz and Coto. Katz and Coto will serve as showrunners.
While Fox has produced a slew of X-Men films, with a solo Gambit film on the way, this would be new territory for them. THR says we shouldn’t get too excited though, “While conversations to bring the franchise to the small screen are under way, sources indicate a deal is far from complete with Marvel — which owns the comic rights — still having to sign off on the deal.”
Fox entertainment chairmen Gary Newman told TVInsider, who first broke the news, “It’s in negotiations… 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 possibilities are… exciting, to say the least, but I am trying to conduct myself appropriately until we know more.