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Fox scraps current 'X-Men' TV show plan, goes in another direction

Spin-off still happening, but it's back to the drawing board

By Ben Gourlay from Jul 12, 2016 @ 19:17 CDT

Last year we reported that the Fox network was planning an 'X-Men' TV show and while a show is still being developed, it looks like the network has gone back to the drawing board with the project.

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According to Dark Horizons, Fox has dumped plans for proposed spin-off series 'Hellfire', and will instead develop a project focussing on two parents who discover their children are mutants. FOX president David Madden said "Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network-and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe. There's comic book adventure, emotional and complicated relationships, and a rich, existing mythology from which to draw. With the brilliant production crew behind this project, it has all the makings of a big, fun and exciting new series."

This summer's 'X-Men Apocalypse' was a financial disappointment for Twentieth Century Fox, grossing just $535 million worldwide on a $178 million budget, which pales in comparison to the $781 million 'Deadpool' haul.

NEWS SOURCES:Darkhorizons.com


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