01/26/2015 04:21 pm ET Updated Jan 26, 2015

A Live-Action 'X-Men' Series May Come To Fox

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The "X-Men" mutants might be headed to your small screen, and not in cartoon form this time.

According to TV Insider, Fox is in negotiations for a live-action TV series based on Marvel's "X-Men" comics. Fox entertainment co-chairman Gary Newman has confirmed that the network is in early talks for the potential series, but things are far from concrete.

While 20th Century Fox owns the film rights to the "X-Men" franchise, Marvel has the last say. (Marvel Entertainment is owned by the Walt Disney Company, which owns and runs ABC, and that ABC currently has Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Agent Carter.") Meanwhile, Marvel also has four new series in the works at Netflix, including the upcoming "Daredevil" and "A.K.A. Jessica Jones."

While nothing is confirmed, "Star Trek 3" writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne will reportedly adapt the comics for the small screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade also has word that McKay and Payne will share created by credits with "24" producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto, who will serve as showrunners. But still, Marvel has to give approval, so we likely won't hear more until that does (or doesn't) happen. In the mean time, we'll look forward to Sophie Turner joining the "X-Men" universe.

For more, head to TV Insider and THR.



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