The New X-MEN Series Will Take Place in the X-MEN Cinematic Universe
Burn Notice creator Matt Nix has been developing a new untitled X-Men TV seriesm and he recently talked to a handful of journalists about his plans for the show. Two of the main things he reveals are that the series is very close to happening and that it will connect with the X-Men cinematic universe. Collider was there to get the following quotes:
“Without getting into specifics that I’ll get murdered for, I would say that a fan of the movies — particularly the movies but also the comic books — would not be disoriented as to where this fits in the mythology. If you look at the movies that take place, they don’t all line up perfectly. So it’s not like I’m slavishly fitting myself into a particular slot [but] if you like that world and the world of the movies, there are definite nods to it, it definitely exists in the same general universe.”
He went on to explain that the connection between the series and the cinematic universe will be similar to the way Agents Of SHIELD fits in with the Marvel cinematic universe, which really isn't much of a connection right now. He also talked about how he pitched the series to the network, saying:
“Without getting into specifics, it’s sort of designed to side-step questions like ‘Where is Wolverine?’ So you sort of have to answer those questions, and I didn’t want to do anything like ‘Wolverine is just offscreen!’ You know what I mean. So it exists in a world where those questions are answered without needing to name a lot of names or spend time dwelling on that issue. So within that, there are a certain amount of those characters I can use, and I’m using some of those, but others I’m inventing. But everything is invented with a nod towards the existing mythology. When I was pitching the show, I pitched some characters that appear nowhere in the mythology, but the guys from Marvel, when I started describing them, all gave each other knowing nods. It was like ‘Oh I see what he’s doing, yes.’ So I tried to do a lot of that. I didn’t want to get into the realm of too much ‘Yep! New X-Men here we go!’ because with this there’s a little bit of fan service.”
There are no details on which mutant characters will be involved with the upcoming X-Men series, but we know that it 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."
It's said that this series will be the first collaboration between Marvel TV and Fox, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.