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Writer of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' speaks of an 'X-Men' TV show

Producer Simon Kinberg attends the premiere of TriStar Pictures' 'Elysium' at Regency Village Theatre on August 7, 2013 in Westwood, California.
Photo by Kevin Winter

According to Variety on Saturday, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" writer Simon Kinberg spoke of the likelihood of "X-Men", "X-Force, "Deadpool", and "New Mutants" TV shows. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been gaining strides on ABC since it's tie-in with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". It's no wonder there's motivation to move forward with other super hero TV shows.

Netflix has its own rendition of certain comic book TV shows such as "Daredevil", “Luke Cage", "Iron Fist", and "Jessica Jones". That being said, it would stand to reason that Fox would want a piece of the TV series pie. Kinberg mentioned that there is simply not enough movie screens to house so many characters and that the "serialized" TV format would be better suited for accommodating such a genre. The writer mentioned there are such similarities to brick-and-mortar comic book periodicals in that there are similarities mainly due to the fact that "every week you come back to the same characters different story, and in comic books every week it’s the same characters, different story".

When the subject of an "X-Men" TV series was broached, Kinberg mentioned that with the onset of improved special effects that there's a way to develop these creations without spending tons of money for big screen films. It also would make sense that these shows also might jump in the Marvel movie tie-ins as well. There are also competing TV shows in development already such as "The Flash" and "Gotham", the latter of which focuses in on a young Detective James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie, during a time in which Bruce Wayne was just a child. "The Flash" will star Grant Gustin as alter ego Barry Allen.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens in theaters come May 23 and quite a few trailer and TV spots have been made available online.

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