In case you have not heard, ComicBookResources.com is reporting that FOX Television has an "X-Men" live action TV series in the planning stages. With the continued success of Gotham on that same network along with the success of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD on the ABC network, it seems natural for FOX to bring some of their hero properties from the big screen to the small screen.
From the article linked above, TV Insider quoted FOX Executive Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walde about the scoop.
"It's in negotiations," Newman said. "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."
As of yet, no cast members have been announced. How the series will dovetail with the movie franchise, is anyone's guess at this point. That's never stopped anyone from speculating!
With the success of ABC's Marvel properties utilizing lesser-known heroes, it is my humble opinion that FOX might follow suit with their future X-Man television series. I thought for this article that I would focus less on possible cast members and more on the characters. Here are just a few I would love to appear on an X-Men series.
I have to say, for some reason I have always been a Colossus fan. Back in the day in the comics he always appeared front-and-center, well, from my recollections. When the film franchise started, I fully expected to see more of him. Except for small scenes in all four X-Men films, he has not had much screen time. A television series would allow fans to see some of Piotr Rasputin in his youth growing up in Russia.
Another X-Men character with an interesting history that would make for good television. A Chinese-American, she would give FOX an opportunity to feature a strong minority character. Jubilee is also unique in that the character has appeared both on film and on television already. She has appeared in X-Men, X2: X-Men United and in X-Men: The Last Stand. as well as in the short-lived television series from 1996 called Generation X. The series, written by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, only ran for six shows.
Okay, I know, Storm is by no means an X-Men bench warmer. But let's be fair, her character has never really gotten the attention she deserved in the films. Descended from an African priestesses, Storm has a great back story that would make great television
But enough about me. Who would you like to see on an X-Men television series? Since it is not likely we will see the series until the 2016-17 television season, we have plenty of time to speculate as to who might be appearing. As we all know, the X-Men have included a plethora of characters in their roster. Here are just a few of my own choices. Who would you love to see? Who would you like to see and why? Write it in comments section.
Thanks for reading.