Why Marvel Might Not Sign Off On Fox's X-Men TV Series
Fox executives are hoping to make a live-action X-Men television series, but will Marvel give them the go-ahead?By Ben Lawson | January 26, 2015
Because we all know we need more superheroes, Fox is reportedly planning to create an X-Men television program.
TV Insider spoke with a Fox exec who confirmed the network is looking to make a TV show about some yet-to-be-named characters from the X-Men franchise. But there's one big roadblock here: Marvel.
20th Century Fox owns the movie rights to the X-Men franchise, but Marvel still owns the comic books. Any TV deal would require approval from Marvel and, by extension, parent company Disney.