Could Fox have a Gotham / X-Men block next fall? Perhaps. The network is in early talks to develop an X-Men TV series, but the deal is far from done.
EW confirmed that discussions are underway for a small-screen version of the mutant franchise, with THR adding (unconfirmed) that Star Trek 3 writers Patrick McKay and JD Payne would pen the script and 24 veterans Evan Katzand Manny Coto have been lined up as producers.
There are no creative details yet, though it seems unlikely that the most popular characters, such as Wolverine, would be in a series version — at least as adults — given the way comic book rights owners have handled their other TV offspring of big-screen draws so far (like how Gotham is a Batman-less prequel and Agents of SHIELD focuses on sideline characters in the Avenger-verse). X-Men, after all, is still going strong at the box office, with another sequel, X Men: Apocalypse, on track for 2016.
As recently announced at the TCA press tour, Fox is also looking at reviving some more familiar titles: The X-Files, Prison Break and 24.
What do you think: Should Fox make an X-Men series and, if so, what should the story’s focus be?