UPDATE: Joseph Morgan Not Joining FOX’s ‘X-Men’ TV Show

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UPDATE 11/03/17: Entertainment Weekly has cleared up the situation with the photo as well as the show title. According to EW, the show isn’t officially titled “Gifted”, but that it is the current working title for the series. In addition, the site also cleared up the presence of Originals star Joseph Morgan as apparently he hasn’t been cast in the show at all.

“It turns out Morgan was merely filling in for the read-through. “

ORIGINAL STORY: It appears that another actor has been added to the cast of Matt Nix’s (Burn Notice) untitled X-Men television series for FOX. Lauren Shuler Donner — a long-time X-Men film producer who is also working on the show — shared an image today on Twitter of the cast during a table read for the pilot and sitting next to Jamie Chung (who will be playing Blink) is Joseph Morgan, who’s best known for his work on The CW series The Originals. It remains to be seen who he is playing on the show.

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In addition, it appears that the title for the show have also been revealed by Donner as she tweeted “Cast reading of “Gifted,” which implies that the show is in fact titled Gifted or perhaps even X-Men: Gifted.

“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 Sam, 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 creative team consists of X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner, director Bryan Singer, X-Men screenwriter, 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.

Source: Lauren Shuler Donner

10 ‘X-Men’ Spin-Offs That Would Make Great TV Shows

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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!

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Derek Wiles

    He has the right look for Havok