This fall sees more comic book properties on the small screen than ever before. New shows like ‘The Flash,’ ‘Constantine,’ ‘Gotham,’ ‘iZombie’ and miniseries ‘Agent Carter’ are taking their place alongside ‘Arrow,’ ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘The Strain’ and ‘The Walking Dead.’ But possibly the biggest property yet may be joining them, The X-Men!
Fox previously created the series ‘Mutant X’ which was based on The X-Men, but due to pressure they had to switch gears and completely distance the show from the existing comic and movie franchises. But now, it appears that 20th Century Fox is developing a new series that will actually reflect the comic source material, but it’s supposedly so early in development that it’s not clear whether the show will actually tie into the movie franchise, which got a real bump by the monster performance of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
The X-Men have been on TV in the past, on multiple animated series, most recently a Japanese anime and spin-off ‘Generation X’ was the focus of a dreadful live-action TV movie.
Reportedly, several networks are interested in picking up an ‘X-Men’ series, most likely spurred by the success of ‘Arrow’ and probably even moreso by the massive success of ‘The Walking Dead.’ The real question is, can a network TV show do justice to the powerful mutant heroes who can, among other things, control the weather, turn into ice, pass through walls and shoot energy beams from their eyes?
Fox also has feature film ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and a sequel to ‘The Wolverine’ in the pipeline. Is a separate TV series a bit too ambitious?
Then again, maybe the show will focus on one character, hopefully not the over-exposed Wolverine. Are there any X-characters that haven’t been utilized to their full capacity? ‘Days of Future Past’ pretty much negated ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ so Angel is definitely a character that could be re-imagined.
Or, with the success of shows like ‘The Voice’ and the fact that ‘Glee’ has been cancelled, maybe TV could use a new musical TV show that mixed music and comic book action. May I suggest…
…Dazzler? Fans have actually been hoping to see this character in the movie series for years, but since she is really not one of the core members, maybe giving her a TV series would be a better venue for her. They could tie her into the movie franchise, but as in the comics, she would decline to join the team in order to pursue a career in entertainment.
But that’s just my spitball. Do you want to see an ‘X-Men’ live action TV series? If so, do you want the entire team? Or would you rather see a show based on one or a couple of characters? Enter your suggestions in the comments section below!
Source: Bleeding Cool