Fox close to deal with Marvel for ‘X-Men’ TV series; it wouldn’t crossover with other Marvel shows


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With the success of comic book TV shows likeAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, The Flash, andDaredevil, it was no surprise that Fox announced plans to develop an X-Men TV series. After a Television Critics Association executive session today, Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden told reporters that negotiations are underway with Marvel to get the series moving forward.

X-Men, we’re in negotiations with Marvel,” Walden said. “We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to announce something soon. We’re not closed on a deal yet but it’s something we’re definitely pursuing.”

The relationship between X-Men and Marvel has been complicated in film. 2000’s X-Men was one of the first Marvel movie hits, along with Blade and Spider-Man, to shepherd the current comic book movie boom. However, now that Marvel has their own studio, Fox still owns the X-Men properties and continues making X-men movies parallel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fox will follow the same model if X-Men comes to television. The Fox series won’t intersect with any other Marvel TV shows. “The characters from the X-Men franchise are with Fox on the feature side,” Walden said. “So we won’t be including Marvel characters that are at ABC with Disney. This will be exclusively the franchise as it has existed at Fox.”