Fox is still hard at work trying to get a live action “X-Men” TV series off the group.
Speaking with reporters at the 2015 summer TV press tour, Fox Television Groups chairman Dana Walden revealed negotiations with Marvel Studios are still ongoing to make this a reality.
“[For] ‘X-Men,’ we’re in negotiations with Marvel. We’re hopeful we’ll be able to announce something soon. We’re not closed on a deal yet but it’s something we’re definitely pursuing,” Walden says, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Walden explains FOX intends the revival to be “long-running,” and won’t crossover with any Marvel properties.
“The characters from the ‘X-Men’ franchise are with Fox on the feature side so we won’t be including Marvel characters that are at ABC with Disney,” she says. “This will be exclusively the franchise as it has existed at Fox.”
In January, Fox chairman Gary Newman confirmed the live action “X-Men” series was “in negotiations.” Evan Katz and Manny Coto will showrun the series, and share a created-by credit with writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, THR reports.