Fox Poised To Bring X-MEN Back To Television

The past two years have been huge in the world of superhero entertainment in film and television with two cinematic universes on their way between two studios, particularly at Marvel with their current slate between now through 2019 while ABC and Netflix pave the way for shows like Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Iron Fist and the newly cast A.K.A. Jessica Jones which just added its newest supervillain with Doctor Who familiar David Tennant.

In addition, there have even been talks for at least year to develop the longstanding X-Men franchise for a return to the small screen following its successful animated Fox Kids series in the 90’s, although this week, the studio is finally confirming the news with Fox Entertainment chairman Gary Newman speaking out on the matter. “It’s in negotiations,” he said. “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.”

Reports also show that it is not likely that the show will air before 2016 or 2017, with word from The Hollywood Reporter (via that 24 producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto are up to possibly develop the new series as showrunners with Patrick McKay and JD Payne will penning the pilot episode. Currently there aren’t any hints or details as to just how the story for the series will play out. At the same time, director Bryan Singer is currently gearing up for production on next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse with the studio also setting up a hopeful third Wolverine film under James Mangold’s direction, so this one will surely be worth paying attention to should we get any clues leaning toward a 2018 date.

Stay tuned!