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Marvel & Fox X-Men Live Action shows - "Hellfire" & "Legion"

'X-Men' Live-Action Series in the Works at Fox
10:27 AM PST 1/26/2015 by Lesley Goldberg

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.

Fox declined comment on Katz, Coto, McKay and Payne's involvement.

Fox studio counterpart 20th Century Fox owns the rights to the film franchise (with seven features already released based on X-Men characters). 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. The comic book powerhouse is based at Disney, with ABC shows including Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter on the network and five upcoming straight-to-series programs in the works there. Marvel would have to sign off on the deal.
TV Insider first reported the X-Men news.

The potential X-Men series comes as Fox, under television group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, noted that the network has also had conversations to revive The X-Files with Chris Carter as well as a limited run of Prison Break.

The network currently does not have plans for another run of 24 as a limited series, but has heard a pitch for a potential revival in 2016 with or without star Kiefer Sutherland.
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Re: X-Men - live action TV series

I'm surprised it took this long. I'd love if they did something along the lines of The New Mutants.
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I'd be interested, mostly for the chance to see a lot of the other X-Men characters that haven't been used in the movies. I'd wonder how limited effects would be though.
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Marvel has to sign off on this and they're pissed at Fox about Fantastic Four. I wonder if that won't scuttle the deal.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Marvel has to sign off on this and they're pissed at Fox about Fantastic Four. I wonder if that won't scuttle the deal.
FOX has done a decent job with the X-Men, I don't see the FF messing things up for this.

I hope it's better than Agents of SHIELD... and we see ACTUAL superheroes in the show.
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The X-Men could work really well in a regular series.
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I really can't get excited about another superhero TV series, even if it is The X-Men.

The only current one I'm really in love with is GOTHAM and it's probably because it doesn't have any superheroes in it.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Marvel has to sign off on this and they're pissed at Fox about Fantastic Four. I wonder if that won't scuttle the deal.
How do you figure? I thought Fox had pretty much carte blanche with the X-Men property for movies/tv. Everything else related to that property (toys/video games) was with Marvel.
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Interesting idea. I wonder if the show would have a lot of budget to work with though. If not I think it'd be sort of hard to pull off a lot of the special effects for the various mutations. Other than that I agree that the X-Men would lend themselves well to a regular series.
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Originally Posted by The Valeyard View Post
I'm surprised it took this long. I'd love if they did something along the lines of The New Mutants.
There was a Generation X TV movie/pilot back in the 90s.
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There was a Generation X TV movie/pilot back in the 90s.
And it was terrible.

They really need to take a page from Agents of Shield (the latter half of the first season and on) and tie this into the movieverse, though. Otherwise if they're going to be largely unrecognizable characters not tied into anything else (like Gen X), will it get much traction?

Either that or if they go alternate universe at least get some of the main characters.
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There was a Generation X TV movie/pilot back in the 90s.

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And it was terrible.

Agreed. I enjoyed Hasselhoff's Nick Fury much more then Generation X.
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I'm a bit worried about superhero TV overload

as much as i personally love them all, i don't want to see a public backlash and them all vanishing from sight

I'd prefer to see fewer quality superhero tv shows
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
I really can't get excited about another superhero TV series, even if it is The X-Men.

The only current one I'm really in love with is GOTHAM and it's probably because it doesn't have any superheroes in it.
On the flip side, I dropped Gotham after about 5 episodes and was bored of it. I think it would be neat if Fox did a New Mutants type series and tied it in loosely with their movie franchise.
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How do you figure? I thought Fox had pretty much carte blanche with the X-Men property for movies/tv. Everything else related to that property (toys/video games) was with Marvel.
Fox has the movie rights, Marvel has TV rights. My understanding is neither can do anything in live action on TV without the others' agreement.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Fox has the movie rights, Marvel has TV rights. My understanding is neither can do anything in live action on TV without the others' agreement.
It's also clearly spelled out in the article in the OP that Marvel would have to sign off.
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It's also clearly spelled out in the article in the OP that Marvel would have to sign off.
I bet they would do so if they could get the rights to Fantastic Four back. Other than that, I don't see why they would agree and provide even more TV comic competition to their own shows.
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I bet they would do so if they could get the rights to Fantastic Four back. Other than that, I don't see why they would agree and provide even more TV comic competition to their own shows.
I agree. That seems like the one thing that Fox could offer Marvel to get Marvel to sign off on the X-Men show, the return of the film rights to the Fantastic Four. And, if the FF reboot turns out to be the dud that many are predicting, that might be a deal Fox is willing to make. They're certainly making a lot more from the X-Men franchise than the FF.
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I'd love for this to happen.
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I didn't think Fox/Marvel had a good working relationship. But if Marvel allows Fox to develop TV shows with its X-franchise, perhaps this could lead the way to Marvel being able to get some usage of the fantastic four.
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It has to be light years better than Mutant X which was a X men rip off on a low budget

The reason the Flash works so well is it's a relatively easy (and cheap) special FX to pull off compared to other super powers
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I'd only watch this if it were independent of the movies. I'm done with the X-men movies.
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I'd only watch this if it were independent of the movies. I'm done with the X-men movies.
Really? The last two entries in Days of Future Past and The Wolverine were some of the best of the franchise
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Really? The last two entries in Days of Future Past and The Wolverine were some of the best of the franchise
That's not saying much.

However, the X universe is large and has a number of good story arcs that can funnel into the films much better than AoS/MCU can. But as with the Spider-Man franchise, I worry that there's no forethought from the studio about how to plan out the future of the franchise in a cohesive manner instead of being reactionary to box office success or failure. At least DoFP kind of wiped the slate to get everything in place for something on a grand scale.
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That's not saying much.

However, the X universe is large and has a number of good story arcs that can funnel into the films much better than AoS/MCU can. But as with the Spider-Man franchise, I worry that there's no forethought from the studio about how to plan out the future of the franchise in a cohesive manner instead of being reactionary to box office success or failure. At least DoFP kind of wiped the slate to get everything in place for something on a grand scale.
It's not saying little either. You say that like you're dimissive of the franchise, but as a whole other then two duds in X3 and X-Men Origins Wolverine it's been pretty solid with the two movies mentioned along with X2 frequently mentioned as one of the top comic book movies ever.

After First Class and DoFP, and the news so far about Apocalpyse, I don't think there's any comparison to Sony and Spider-man.

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