Bryan Singer X-Men TV Series

X-Men Vet Bryan Singer to Direct Fox's Mutant-Themed Drama Pilot

This is not entirely uneXpected: X-Men auteur Bryan Singer has signed on to direct the pilot episode of Fox’s untitled Marvel series about mutants on the run.

The Untitled Marvel Action-Adventure Series — on which Singer already serves as an EP — focuses 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. Fox officially ordered the pilot earlier this week.

Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, who will pen the script and serve as an EP alongside Jeph Loeb, Singer and others, recently confirmed for IGN.com that to some unspecified degree, this TV series will share DNA with Marvel’s X-Men films, saying, “If you like that world, if you like the world of the movies, there are definite nods to it. It definitely exists in the same general kind of universe.”

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8 Comments
  1. JCPrime1 says:

    He is everything that’s wrong with the X Men live action franchise yet Fox just won’t quit him.

  2. Johnny Karate says:

    SO there’ll be a million pointless characters and zero character growth?

  3. claudiacostachaves says:

    Oh, God, not Mutant X again… not again…

  4. Pat says:

    So they’ll kill have 500 characters and have a screwed up timeline and be all dark and dreary. Great! Need to chuck him aside and let Matt Nix do his thing.

  5. HS says:

    It’s Fox. It’ll be cancelled after 12 eps.

  6. Rahajicho says:

    I’d be more interested if the show focused on adult siblings who were just discovering their abilities. An X-Men show focused on non-mutant parents just isn’t selling on paper.

  7. Kelly says:

    Please keep Bryan Singer far, far away from X-Men.