Fox is in very early talks with Marvel to bring a live-action X-Men series to television.
Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Gary Newman told TVInsider that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the negotiations, while adding that the project will “not be on the fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative.”
Fox’s potential live-action series is being penned by Star Trek 3 writing duo Patrick McKay and JD Payne, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
20th Century Fox owns the rights to the film franchise and Marvel Comics owns the comic book rights.
While conversations to bring the X-Men to the small screen are under way, a deal is far from complete with Marvel still having to sign off on the deal.