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X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series: The Gifted
« on: January 26, 2015, 07:14:22 PM »
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/x-men-live-action-series-767143

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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 07:37:06 PM »
Yeah... if Marvel has to sign off on it, I sincerly doubt this'll happen. Marvel's relationship with Fox is strained at best, and allowing them to create an X-men tv show would just create further competition with their existing properties.

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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 08:28:04 PM »
Considering Marvel is ending Fantastic Four and has issued an editorial mandate not to create any more X-Men characters, all to avoid supporting Fox's movie properties, I can't see them signing off on a TV show. I guess there must be a chance, though, otherwise Fox wouldn't be going to all the trouble of gathering a team to work on it.

An X-universe TV show has the potential to be pretty cool ... there are plenty of different ways they could do it. Pete Milligan's X-Force? Peter David's X-Factor Investigations? District X? X-Men Legacy w/ Legion? We've seen with "The Flash" that good superpower FX can be delivered on a TV budget.

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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 04:43:04 AM »
Yeah... if Marvel has to sign off on it, I sincerly doubt this'll happen. Marvel's relationship with Fox is strained at best, and allowing them to create an X-men tv show would just create further competition with their existing properties.

Someone from Fox said that meetings with Marvel have gone good so far, and considering they're talking so openly about this I think the two must at least see the potential of this working out. It's probably just a matter of figuring out how many dollars are going Disney/Marvel's way.

I'm excited about the idea of an X-Men TV show, but I wonder how well they can deal with the mutations and powers. I also wonder which characters they would use, probably not the core movie characters.
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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 09:58:12 AM »
I think this sounds like it could be cool, but it needs a decent premise and cast. They're probably be extremely limited in what prominent X-Men franchise characters they can use, but fortunately the X-Men universe has hundreds of good characters. This might be a great chance for lesser characters to get a chance. I don't think the role reprisals would be any better than the ones in S.H.I.E.L.D., if that. So no Jackman, no Magneto or Xavier, ect. Maybe they can have, like, Jubilee or Colossus or someone. I'd love to see Warpath, Sunspot and Blink get bigger roles. Man, Blink was cool in that movie.

You know who should be a regular if they can get him? CYCLOPS. That guy has been crapped on so bad in those movies, and on a tv show where they're cut off from the better characters he might actually get a chance to develop his character more and do justice to his comics and (to a much lesser extent) cartoon counterparts.

Now if you ask me, I would just do the longtime people's choice and do an X-Factor show. Yeah, the book never sold the big numbers, but crime shows have worked on TV since before I was born. The premise can serve their goal of low budget shenanigans well (S.H.I.E.L.D has struggled with that), and roughly half the cast of the X-Factor comics are guys the movies probably aren't going to do much with.

Here's two more ideas: 1. Make it a young X-Men show. 2. Make it a time travel series with Cable. You can make it Marvel's answer to Doctor Who.

Beyond that, I just really hope it's more like the CW shows than Gotham and the Marvel ones.
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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 04:30:43 PM »
Shocker,

That's what one of the other stories I was reading said they were rumored to be looking at, an X-Factor series.  Which in my opinion would be limiting.  What I'm thinking.  It'd be kind of odd to have a series with that basis and call it an "X-Men" series.  Which is why I thought it was a little odd when I read that.

Honestly, when I think when people think X-Men, they think Xavier, the school, mutants vs humanity a view of society from a fake comic-book lense.  Given the current social environment we hear about in the news, I could really see them using topical matters and making them about mutants.  But through that lense, use a younger cast to tell that story and to sell that view guided by older figures.  A little like the dynamic of the first film, but not hijack the timeline as much as the first film did.

That said, whenever I thought about this happening, I imagined this being in the style of a CW/WB series, heavier on the drama and not as fast-paced action of a network series.  I can't remember the exact book it was, but I remember reading a X-Men story back in college.  It was a different/newer take on the origin.  Cyclops was being used to commit crimes, Beast was a high school jock, Angel was the "rich kid" and Jean was almost portrayed as your typical teenage girl.  Iceman was a bit of a slacker.  But it was a younger group.  Not X-Men as we think of them, but kids being talked to with a guy who had a vision.  I want to try to find it, but if I were thinking about doing a TV show, I'd lean that way:  Xavier recruiting kids to go to his school from a society that mistrust them and treats them with hostility.

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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series: The Gifted
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 06:55:33 AM »
Trailer to Fox's 2017-2018 new series "The Gifted"
https://youtu.be/bQe0oExmgo4

Apparently, this is a completely different series that was thought of and outlined from above, but I figure why waste the webspace with another thread and hijack my own thread.

This show follows a family with Mutant children...
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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series: The Gifted
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 06:23:04 AM »
Okay, today's debut show is Fox's The Gifted

Just finishing up and so for I'll fully reserve judgment, but it's not completely bad.  Watchable.  Not extremely exciting or gripping, but a solid plot, some fun easter eggs a decent group of characters, I'll say I am looking forward to what's to come.  At least in comparison's to Marvel's other debuting series, The Inhumans...

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But there's a lot of room where they can take the series, so I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series: The Gifted
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 09:49:19 AM »
Yeah, I saw it, and it wasn't half bad.  I mean it was the first episode, so it was mostly introducing things, but there's real potential here.
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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series: The Gifted
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 02:01:27 AM »
Saw the second episode and I am liking it so far.  It's more of a drama about people with superpowers than it is a superhero show--but that's fine given the series' set up.  I shall continue watching.
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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series: The Gifted
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 05:14:39 AM »
Yeah, I'm getting through the second episode myself and it's definitely interesting.  They're giving some real "nuts and bolts" or "guts" of the X-Men Universe or what it would seem like if it was actually real.  Just to see how the environment is, how mutants are being treated, it's almost like racism meets bullying.  I mean, I know racism can go hand-in-hand with bullying, but it's a bullying or shaming that makes this a little different.  It isn't just a belief, but it's the practice that makes this more significant.  But it's weird that everytime I hear "mutie" I actually feel as if that's a slur, the way the characters say it.  Some of the language they use also sounds familiar "Some of his best friends are mutants", classifying groups of mutants as a terrorist organization(PLO/Black Panthers, etc) and assuming mutants are inherently more dangerous/aggressive than humans.  I want to laugh, but seeing these themes and hearing the language makes it much more familiar and grounds it in realism that makes it more interesting to watch.  Just interesting to see this world.

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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series: The Gifted
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 09:56:34 AM »
Mutants have always been used as a proxy to examine racism and prejudice.  Indeed, one of the good things about fantasy and sci-fi in general is the ability to examine real issues while stripping away the elements that trigger our own preconceptions.  Having a series instead of a fast paced action film does seem to give them room to examine these things in much more detail it seems.
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Re: X-Men: The (Live-Action) Series: The Gifted
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 11:17:28 AM »
So far it's all right, but it really feels like Heroes if Heroes actually had the real X-Men license. Ordinary people who just happen to have randomized powers and have their lives complicated because of it. It's fine so far, but it doesn't hold my attention the way a lot of other superhero shows on tv right now do, and having it air right after Supergirl is really going to take the wind out of its sails, because, as with this week, I'm more likely to spend the next hour thinking over all the nifty, interesting developments and new characters featured in the Supergirl episode I just watched than anything playing out on screen in the Gifted. Though I will say I was amused this week by thinking of Blink being out of commission for an entire episode only to regenerate into Days of Future Past actress Fan BingBing like how David Tennant was introduced in Doctor Who.
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