You can’t do a Marvel film or TV show be without at least one quick appearance of a beloved Marvel legend. The upcoming X-Men TV show from Burn Notice’s Matt Nix appears to be getting a visit by Stan Lee himself in the pilot.
Bryan Singer, who has done several X-Men films, is directing the series premiere of the untitled mutant series – under the working title of Gifted – shared a photo today on his Instagram page where we see Lee on the set of the show in Dallas, Texas.
#throwbackthursday Shooting my 3rd cameo with my epic friend @therealstanlee a few weeks ago at the famous #doublwide #bar in #Dallas #Texas. My first cameo with Stan was in #Xmen 1, nearly two decades ago in #malibu, he’s a man of unstoppable energy and humor. Photo @aelvishaye with @dan_ryniker thank you @brightidea #maxanderson
“#throwbackthursday Shooting my 3rd cameo with my epic friend @therealstanlee a few weeks ago at the famous #doublwide #bar in #Dallas #Texas. My first cameo with Stan was in #Xmen 1, nearly two decades ago in #malibu, he’s a man of unstoppable energy and humor. Photo @aelvishaye with @dan_ryniker thank you @brightidea #maxanderson”
While the show hasn’t been picked up to series yet, several outlets have reported that Gifted is pretty much a go at this point. Hopefully in the next few weeks we will get the official series pick-up, including the title of the show and more.
“The Untitled Fox Marvel Project will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production.”
Matt Nix’s X-Men series, starring Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as Reed, Amy Acker (Person Of Interest) as Kate Stewart, Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) as Clarice Fong/Blink, Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) as Thunderbird, Sean Teale (Incorporated) as Marcos Diaz/Eclipse, Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) as Lauren, Emma Dumont (Pretty Little Liars) as Lorna Dane/Polaris, Percy Hynes White (11.22.63) as Andy, and Coby Bell (Burn Notice) as Jace Turner, currently has a pilot order at FOX.
Nix’s team consists of X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jim Chory and Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb that will all be serving as executive producers on the project. These people are also involved with the FX series, Legion which has been picked up for season two.
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‘X-Men’ Spin-Offs That Would Make Great TV Shows
The X-Men universe is largely responsible for bringing about the current age of superhero movies. Starting with X-Men in 2000, there has been an explosion in superhero cinema. The X-Men movies have succeeded at the box office for quite some time and are now getting ready to break out onto the small screen.
Next month, FX will be premiering Legion based on the Marvel comics character. The show will focus on David Haller, a mutant with schizophrenia, who happens to have incredible powers for each personality he has. The buzz for the show is great and there’s great potential to seeing more mutant stories on the small screen. In fact, another mutant-based X-Men spin-off show from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix just received a pilot order from Fox, with longtime franchise steward Bryan Singer at the helm.
With two TV shows based in the X-Men universe (or alternate universes) coming in the future, we wanted to think about what other X-Men characters should get their own spin-off TV shows. Here is a list of 10 X-Men spin-offs that should get their own television shows. Click Next to start!