Last week we learned a lot more about Matt Nix’s (Burn Notice) upcoming X-Men TV show on FOX that is set in the cinematic universe and is getting closer to getting a pilot order by the network. Lauren Shuler Donner, one of the film producers and one of the people that works on both this show and Legion, recently spoke with IGN at the TCA Winter Press Tour where she brought up some pretty interesting details for the untitled show.
During the interview, Donner brought up the fact that we will be seeing the villainous Sentinels in the show, but very different from when we saw them in Days of Future Past. While she wouldn’t say exactly how different they would be from their appearances in the film, she does acknowledge that this show is set in a world where Sentinels are chasing mutants.
“Matt’s is much more a part of just the world in terms of there are mutants, mutants are hated and there are Sentinels — though very different from what we’ve seen before. You feel like you’re here in the X-Men world. With Legion, we’re our own universe. It gives Noah the freedom to do what he wants to do. Because we play with so many different timelines, and we rebooted and not really rebooted and all that, we felt like, OK, we’re going to throw it out there and hope the fans accept it.”
“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.”
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’s president Jeph Loeb, that will all be serving as Executive Producers on the project. These people are also involved with another upcoming X-Men TV series, Legion, which is debuting next month on FX.