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Thanks to some new comments from longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner, we've got some interesting new tidbits to share with you about Fox's upcoming X-Men TV series. There's been loads of curiosity surrounding the two X-themed series, Legion and X-Men. Legion arrives on February 8th on FX, and it's been made clear that it's set within its own world. When it comes to X-Men, which will be run by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), things have been a little hazier. Donner's recent remarks continue to muddy the water while revealing a cool inclusion that fans will be happy to hear about.
Last week, Nix told IGN that "if you like the world of the movies, there are definite nods to it. It definitely exists in the same general kind of universe, if that makes sense." He was referring to whether or not his series will be connected to the movies. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Defenders, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Cloak and Dagger, Legion, Logan, Deadpool 2, X-Men: The New Mutants, X-Men: Supernova, The Batman, Justice League, Shazam, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Powerless, Justice League Dark, The Lego Batman Movie and more…
We’ll start this edition of The Week in Spandex off in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s been announced this week that Anthony and Joe Russo are taking Avengers: Infinity War to Scotland and will shoot in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands of Scotland. The report also claims that the budget for the film is £400 million (that’s almost $500 million), which would make it the most expensive movie of all time »
- Gary Collinson
In a few short weeks, Marvel is set to launch its new TV series Legion, but it’s not the only X-Men series in development as Marvel and Fox are also working on another project from writer and producer Matt Nix (Burn Notice), and now we’ve got some info on the potential show.
According to Deadline, Fox and Marvel are impressed with Nix’s script and are closed to picking it up to pilot. It apparently revolves around “two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.”
Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Nix has also revealed that the project will be set in the same universe as Fox’s X-Men movies, and will feature some familiar faces from the »
- Gary Collinson
While the X-Men won’t be making the leap to the Marvel Cinematic Universe any time soon, it’s been revealed today that another collaboration between Marvel and 20th Century Fox TV is close to becoming a reality. The untitled drama will air on Fox and is nearing a pilot order as “exploratory casting” is starting to take place ahead of the official green light coming through.
Created and written by Matt Nix of Burn Notice fame, the show’s being described as a family drama, which would make it a pretty strange sounding addition to the X-Men Universe. Of course, there’s nothing to say that it will be set in the same world as the movies, especially as Legion appears to be very much a standalone series. Still, it’s definitely got us curious.
For more on what to expect from the show, here’s the current logline: »
- Josh Wilding
Fox certainly seems to be in the business of actually exploiting their Marvel properties these days. Last year, we not only got an X-Men film, but a Deadpool movie as well. On the TV front, they’ve been pushing their upcoming FX series Legion, and now, the X-Men series that’s been in development at Fox finally seems to have made decent headway.
According to the folks over at Deadline, Fox is actually nearing a pilot order for the TV drama from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. The outlet went on to say that the early versions of the script had been “received enthusiastically” at Fox, Fox TV, and Marvel Television (who is partnering with Fox on this). Fox chairman Gary Newman went so far as to say that we can likely get a pilot pickup within the next week or two, which sounds an awful lot like a sure thing. »
- Joseph Medina
Fox has yet to order its first pilot this January. Among the scripts that are heating up is the action-adventure X-Men series written by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. Early versions of the script had been received enthusiastically at Fox as well as producing studios 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel TV. Fox chairman Gary Newman noted to Deadline that he expects the final draft to come in shortly and a pilot pickup within the next week or two. Exploratory casting already is… »
Legion is right around the corner, and while The Hellfire Club never happened, another mutant led series is nearing a pilot order at Fox. Written by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), Deadline reports that Fox, 20th Century Fox TV, and Marvel TV have responded well to his script, and a pilot pickup is expected shortly. In a strong show of faith, "exploratory casting" is said to be taking place, and while specific character details are being kept under wraps, the trade reveals that it "focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive." Yawn? That may sound a little harsh, but Fox's family dramas tend to be pretty generic and this doesn't really sound very X-Men. In fact, if they weren't referred to as mutants, »
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