While the box office is where the real money is, many studios are embracing the TV format for various comic book properties. The Batman-related Gotham‘s series premiere a few weeks ago brought in 8.21m viewers, Netflix and Marvel recently revealed the logo for Daredevil (the first of four TV shows to exclusively premiere on the service), Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers will be released exclusively on the PlayStation Network this December, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had its ups and downs, but further expands upon the lore of its Cinematic Universe, and we all know how successful The Walking Dead has been since it premiered four years ago. These shows help represent cheaper, faster returns for the studios as opposed to producing one film every x amount of years. That’s not to say that each series’ quality is any less than what we catch in theaters, of course. Nevertheless, TV is becoming the perfect landscape for serial storytelling, and with the growth and success of comic book properties in the past 10 years, it makes sense for more adaptations hitting the small screen.
That brings us to the new rumor that 20th Century Fox is preparing to develop a live-action X-Men show. Recently, it was confirmed that the next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse, will mark the final entry in the trilogy that began with X-Men: First Class and was continued by this summer’s Days of Future Past. The film is currently slated for a May 2016 release, which gives Fox two years to develop the rumored X-Men TV show to further continue the mythology and universe established in the X-Men films.
What do you think? I, for one, would love to see a live-action X-Men TV show, so long as it was handled correctly.
[via Bleeding Cool]