Fox's New X-MEN TV Series Will Be Set In The Movie Universe And Will Feature Some "Familiar" Characters

Coming off yesterday's announcement that Marvel and Fox would be moving forward with their X-Men TV series, we have some very interesting new details courtesy of showrunner Matt Nix. Check it out.

Yesterday's news that Fox's upcoming X-Men series would be moving forward as a "family drama" about a human couple and their mutant children going on the run had everyone wondering if it would be set in the same universe as the movies, and speculating as to which characters would be involved. Well, showrunner Matt Nix was very forthcoming with those answers while speaking to reporters during the Television Critics Association Winter press tour (via THR).

Nix confirmed that while FX's Legion exists outside of movie continuity (though that actually contradicts what we've previously heard), his show will indeed be set in the same "general universe."


"A fan of the movies but also the comics would not be disoriented at all as to where this fits in the mythology," he said. "If you look at the movies, which take place from — they started in 2003 to now — they don't all line up perfectly. I'm not slavishly fitting them into a particular slot. But at the same time, if you like the world of the movies, there are definite nods to the movies. It exists in the same general universe."

Nix also reveals that he will be utilizing some new characters, but that we will also see a few familiar faces:

"[I get to invent] some. It's designed to sidestep questions like, 'Where is Wolverine?' You have to answer those questions. I didn't want to do anything where it's like, 'Wolverine is just off-screen.' It exists in a world where those questions are answered without needing to name a lot of names or spend a lot of time dwelling on that issue. Within that, there are a certain amount of [familiar] characters that I can use and am using and then other characters I'm inventing — but everything is invented with a nod toward the existing mythology.

It's not clear if that means characters from the X-Men movies will appear, or we'll see mutants from the comic books that have yet to make the jump to live-action - but Nix does clarify that the protagonists will mostly be teenagers. There's already a New Mutants movie in the works of course, but what about some of the guys from Generation X?

What do you guys think? Any guesses? Be sure to share your thoughts below.
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