We’ve been reporting as far back as January (here) on the potential X-Men TV series at Fox and now things seem to have taken a lunge forward.
At the TCA press tour this week, Fox co-chair Dana Walden said that talks are ongoing at Marvel and we can expect news soon: “We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to announce something soon. We’re not close to a deal yet, but it’s something that we’re definitely pursuing.”
She also pointed out that the show won’t crossover with the MCU, but we knew that, didn’t we? “The characters from the X-Men franchise are with Fox on the feature side, so we won’t be including Marvel characters that are at ABC with Disney,” Walden clarified. “This will be the franchise as it exists exclusively with Fox.”
In related news, remember Bryan Singer hinted at a possible X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover (here)?
Well, it looks like Fox have a change of heart. In an interview with the New York Daily News, producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker quickly backtracked on Singer’s comments: “They exist in parallel universes. The Fantastic 4 live in a world without mutants. And the X-Men live in a world without the Fantastic 4.
Crossing them over would be challenging, but we sure would love to see all those actors together, the way we had them on stage at [San Diego] Comic Con.”
Is this possible damage control as our worst fears about Fantastic 4 were realised when the movie arrived yesterday (read our review here)? Did Fox suddenly dear that the movie is in trouble before it even hit the Friday of its opening weekend and try to distance it from the X-Universe? Maybe…
What do you all think?