‘X-Men’ TV Series Update: Quicksilver, ‘X-Factor’ and Female Lead All Being Considered
Earlier this week we heard the exciting, if ambiguous news that the 'X-Men' franchise might spawn a live-action TV series with 20th Century Fox, with subsequent reports suggesting an 'X-Factor' team might take the lead instead. Now, a new investigation claims that the series might feature Evan Peters' 'Days of Future Past' character Quicksilver, or potentially a female lead.
The latest development on the TV 'X-Men' prospect emerges from Film Divider, who corroborate that Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man) setting up an 'X-Factor' detective agency remains the most prevalent rumor, to be based on Peter David's comic run with the team. That said, 20th Century Fox has apparently expressed concern over going the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' route with a team of generally unknown characters, conversely weighing the prospect against more recognizable Marvel names being kept out of the films.
And while we've heard that 'X-Men: Apocalypse' will feature 'American Horror Story' star Evan Peters' Quicksilver character in a more prominent role, sources claim that Fox has considered incorporating Quicksilver into the TV series as well, given the character's subsequent popularity these days. Whether this would complicate the timeline, or necessitate a recast/reboot of the role remains to be seen.
Finally, it seems Fox has also given consideration to the idea of utilizing a female lead to the series, though which, if any existing franchise stars or Marvel characters could end up incorporated remains unknown. Simon Kinberg is also said to be involved with the development of the series, as he has with the franchise at large.
No doubt 20th Century Fox has been monitoring industry and fan reaction to the news, so what say you? Were the 'X-Men' franchise to move forward with a live-action TV series, whether by 'X-Factor,' Quicksilver or other, how would you like to see the new team assembled? Would you want the series tied to the films, a la 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' or keep to its own continuity?