We’re all very curious as to how the upcoming untitled X-Men project is going to play out when it comes to the small screen for Fox and now executive producer Bryan Singer is sharing a few details about what to expect. Even if he wasn’t the creative force behind the X-Men franchise on the big screen for nearly 17 years, he will be directing two of the episodes for the first season of this project so has a lot of insight to share with us.
While the rights for the big screen are a convoluted mess between Fox and Marvel Studios, Singer shares that working with Marvel has been much easier for television:
“Marvel Studios, they do their own films, then Fox Studios, we sort of do them separately when I make the X-Men films. Marvel Television is different. Their TV division works more closely with Fox. I’m actually directing one for Fox network, an X-Men related television show, which we started prepping today. Their television people work with us. It’s nice because we get backstory, we get information. I can’t read every comic book. So I want as much input as possible.”
Singer is no stranger to television either having been an executive producer on one of my personal favorite non-genre shows, ‘House M.D.’ So how is adapting the cinematic world that he is most known for going for the small screen?
“I’ve had great success with my TV show House on television. I love the format. I think it’s growing. Some of the best writing is in television. And you can tell stories over long stretches of time. It’s not the two-hour experience, it could be years of an experience. So why not take a universe that’s so multi-faceted like X-Men and bring it to this medium?”
It sounds as if Singer has quite a few ideas in mind for the series and as with ‘House M.D.’ has a long-term vision of where it could go. Personally, I’ve been dying to find out more though am still wondering if they’ll somehow incorporate it with either the films of ‘Legion’ on FX.
Do you think that Marvel’s input will help strengthen the end result of what we see in this untitled X-Men series or will it weaken things when it comes to potentially tying into the movies? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
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