Marvel and DC are about to go to war at the box office, but it looks like Marvel might have the smaller screen on lockdown for the foreseeable future. According to TV Insider, Fox confirmed on Monday that it’s looking into producing a live-action X-Men series for television.
“It’s in negotiations,” said Fox entertainment chairman Gary Newman. “We’re cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative.”
Although the negotiations are going well, there has been no progress yet on the creative side. In other words, there’s no script, no actors are locked in and the show doesn’t have anything even resembling a release date. Newman said that the earliest the show might be ready would be the fall 2016-2017 season.
In case you weren’t aware, 20th Century Fox currently owns the film rights for the X-Men. In order to get the show on television, the studio will need Marvel’s blessing, which might be hard to get considering the two haven’t exactly seen eye to eye from a creative standpoint in recent years.
In the meantime, Marvel is working on its own slate of shows, both currently on network television and soon to be on Netflix.