Fox's Upcoming X-MEN Pilot Has Cast Its First Mutant, The "Leader Of An Underground Network"

Fox's Upcoming X-MEN Pilot Has Cast Its First Mutant, The "Leader Of An Underground Network"

Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men family drama pilot has made its first casting addition today, but does it confirm that we're going to see the Morlocks? If so, their leader is pretty damn handsome...

By JoshWilding - Feb 09, 2017 04:02 PM EST
Filed Under: The Gifted
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The first mutant has been found for the upcoming X-Men family drama from Matt Nix and Bryan Singer, but it's a bit of casting which may leave you with more questions than answers! According to Entertainment Weekly, Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) will play Sam, "the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network." The question now is who he could be playing. 

Ever since we learned that the show will feature an "underground" group of mutants, the prevailing fan theory has been that that's a reference to the Morlocks. However, short of being covered in prosthetics, Redford doesn't exactly look like one of them and there are no Native American X-Men called Sam in the comics. As a result, we have no idea if he's playing a familiar face or someone new.


The show is set to focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The Sentinels have been confirmed as appearing while Nix has been previously quoted as saying that the untitled series will be set in the same world as the films.
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Mark45
Mark45 - 2/9/2017, 4:46 PM
Wait theres more than just legion? Man im uninformed
Yaf
Yaf - 2/9/2017, 4:50 PM
@Mark45 - Legion is set in it's own universe until Hawley decides he wants to set in the X-Men universe. This show is set in the X-Men universe. Logan is set in the X-Men universe so long as the other filmmakers decide not to contradict it.
CurlyBill
CurlyBill - 2/9/2017, 4:48 PM
Thunderbird?
Yaf
Yaf - 2/9/2017, 4:51 PM
@CurlyBill - Isn't Forge native american? Or was that just the Evolution show?
interoBang
interoBang - 2/9/2017, 4:55 PM
Thumbnail Calisto Tease! Burned!
Kr08
Kr08 - 2/9/2017, 4:55 PM
Redford is a pretty good actor. I'm now intrigued by this.
Doodlee
Doodlee - 2/9/2017, 4:58 PM
glad to see a Native American included, but i was hoping for Marrow.
UltimateTypeface
UltimateTypeface - 2/9/2017, 5:56 PM
@Doodlee - Worst mutant ever!
...or maybe that guy with the slugs.
Doodlee
Doodlee - 2/9/2017, 6:16 PM
@UltimateTypeface - Maggot? awwww...you're no fun. i'd be happy to see either one of them introduced.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 2/9/2017, 4:59 PM
Tufasrox
Tufasrox - 2/9/2017, 5:01 PM
If Singer is involved, no thanks. Pass.
CurlyBill
CurlyBill - 2/9/2017, 5:03 PM
I was thinking the other day if Fox could get their house in order, they could have a comic universe that could rival marvel. They have so many characters that they could utilize and comic story's that they could pull from. The X-men have so many great hero's and villains, but they would have to reboot everything first. Have 6-8 X-men films that are based on Grant Morrison's New X-Men and Joss Whedons astonishing X-men runs. Have an X- force trilogy, wolverine spin-off, Excalibur film. Then to cap it all of cash in on the Gardians of the Galaxy's success and have a Starjammer trilogy and an X- factor tv show.
sKeemAn
sKeemAn - 2/9/2017, 5:30 PM
@CurlyBill - Fox has been selling the X-men short since the beginning. Thier are many X=men stories that should be adapted into movies. But they've suck themselves in corners around the same stories. TheSavage Land is a story that should definitely be adapted.
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