X-Men fans, take a deep breath…there may be an X-Men television series on the way.
That’s right, Fox Entertainment chairman Gary Newman has confirmed that Fox is currently in negotiations to bring the X-Men franchise to television.
While 20th Century Fox owns the rights to X-Men, Marvel owns the comic itself, which means a good amount of back and forths are in order.
“It’s in negotiations,” Newman told TV Insider, who initially broke the news. “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.”
Marvel have been pushing their TV presence quite hard recently, following Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Agent Carter and Netflix shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, culminating in miniseries The Defenders, so it’s possible Fox may have a little bit of pushing to do to go ahead with their Marvel series.
Although Fox is yet to confirm, THR is reporting that 24 producers, Manny Coto and Evan Katz, are on board and that Star Trek 3 writers, Patrick McKay and J.D.Payne, are attached to pen the television adaptation. McKay and Payne will apparently share a “created by” credit alongside Coto and Katz, who are expected to be attached as showrunners.