Earlier this week, a new report revealed that Fox is in the early stages of developing a live-action X-Men TV series, bringing these beloved mutants to the small screen at a time when the franchise is more popular than ever, after this summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. A new report from Film Divider hints that Fox may be bringing the scene-stealing star from X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver, into the series. This would connect the show to the X-Men cinematic universe.
It isn't immediately clear if the studio plans on bringing back Evan Peters to play the speedy Quicksilver, but the actor is best known for his work on the small screen, appearing in every season of FX's horror anthology series American Horror Story. However, if they do bring the actor back, that will likely limit the series to be set in the 1970s, where his portion of X-Men: Days of Future Past is set, but they can also just re-cast the character and set it in present day or any other time period of their choosing.
Fox is also considering giving the X-Men show a female lead, which may help set Fox's Marvel properties apart from Marvel Studios, which has been criticized recently for their lack of female characters. It isn't clear which female character may be the lead in this show, but it would certainly be a huge move since there are currently no female-driven superhero projects on either the big or small screen, although Marvel is developing Jessica Jones with Netflix, which is slated for release sometime next year.
The studio is also contemplating the use of Jamie Madrox, a.k.a. Multiple Man, who was played by Eric Dane in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. There is also speculation the show may be based on Peter David's run of X-Factor comics, which could focus on Madrox setting up a detective agency in Mutant Town.
Naturally, nothing has been confirmed yet, but do these details make you more excited for an X-Men TV series? Chime in with your thoughts below.