New X-MEN Series to Tackle Being a Mutant From a Human Perspective
In a move that is sure to disappoint many, Comicbook has learned that the new X-Men series will not be the action-packed mutant fight fest that we all so desperately want. Instead, the new series will follow a family who discover their child is a mutant and flee across the United States to protect him from the government. While many seem worried about how a show like that can really even tackle the Marvel universe, creator Matt Nix says it will allow viewers to explore a side of the X-Men that isn't really covered in other media...
"The movies and the comics have generally started with the X-Men and encountered the world outside from the perspective of the X-Men. This show flips that on its head, in the sense that it doesn't exclusively take place inside the world of people who are already X-Men and know that world. It's also, I'd say, a more intimate story, in the sense that's what television does well."
Intimacy is good, but this show is sounding a lot like Heroes Reborn. It also sounds like they're trying to make a show about mutants that isn't really about mutants. I understand the need to pull in a mainstream audience for success, but not fully committing one way or the other leaves open the risk of alienating both audiences.
We have a lot of shows beginning to roll out that cover the world outside of the hero universe, I can't help but shake the feeling that this show will get lost in the crowd. I guess there's no real reason to worry until we at least see a trailer, right?