X-Men Pilot May Receive Early Series Pickup
Twentieth Century Fox seems to have had Lady Luck on their side in recent times. Their popular, yet sometimes underwhelming, X-Men universe has been releasing some very entertaining and in depth material in the past two years. Besides the hit or miss X-Men Apocalypse that wasn’t as well received as they had hoped, other X-Men franchise properties such as Deadpool, Logan and new TV series Legion have really set the bar very high for comic book properties whether on network television or made for the big screen. Hopefully Fox can keep this winning streak going now that The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that their newest X-Men series may get an early series pickup.
The news states that the pilot, which was directed by X-Men franchise veteran Bryan singer and written by previous Burn Notice producer Matt Nix, is rumored to receive an early series pick up from the network and could possibly join its slate of comic book inspired properties Lucifer and Gotham. The pilot is unofficially titled “Gifted” and is set in the current continuity of the X-Men films.
The pilot will follow the lives of Kate and Reed Stewart, a human couple who discover that both of their children are mutants as their powers begin to manifest themselves. They are forced to go on the run from an anti-mutant government organization and eventually find refuge with a mutant resistant movement. X-Men characters such as the teleporting mutant Blink and the metal manipulating Polaris, who is also the daughter of Magneto, are confirmed to appear. The mutant hunting robots called Sentinels have also been confirmed to appear in the series as well. The Sentinels made their first live action appearance in X-Men: Days Of Future Past (not counting the brief appearance of a dismembered Sentinel head in X-Men: The Last Stand). But now the question is, which Sentinel design will be featured in the new X-Men series? Will it be the Sentinel from the past or future portion of the film or will the show creators introduce an entirely new Sentinel model? Only time will tell.
The X-Men pilot was written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer. The series stars Jamie Chung, Natalie Alyn Lind, Stephen Moyer, Coby Bell, Amy Acker, Emma Dumont, Sean Teale, Blair Redford and Jeff Daniel Phillips. Are you guys excited for the new X-Men series? Let us know in the comments below.