Fox’s The Gifted will not be directly tied to the X-Men film universe, at least not right away.
In a video interview with eTalk, Stephen Moyer explains how and where The Gifted would fit in the X-Men world as a whole.
“Within the X-Men films, we’re sort of not allied to them or positioned within that,” he said. “There are obviously mutant characters that have a place in the comic books. Some of them are different, some of them are sort of related in some way. But in terms of timeline, because obviously we just had Logan, which was a lot further forward, and obviously Legion, which is a lot further back. So we definitely slot into a timeline, but as of yet, we’re not allied. I think they have given themselves a lot of leeway in order to be able to go places, but we’ve enough story within our universe to propel us forward without having to do that.”
Comicbook.com reports that based on Moyer’s comments, The Gifted may model itself similarly to FX’s Legion, and Deadpool. in such a way that Legion gave homages and nods to the X-Men films, but was not directly connected to it.
The Gifted will air Mondays this Fall on Fox.