It was rumored earlier this year, that Fox wanted to develop a few X-Men TV shows. The only thing stopping them, was Marvel, who had pulled the plug on marketing/merchandising (movie tie-ins) for Fantastic Four and even the X-Men. The Fantastic Four even lost their comic series. All of this being said, it didn’t look like anything would be happening between Marvel and Fox in the future.
It looks like someone smoothed things out. It was announced that Fox will be putting together two TV show pilots. One being Legion, the other being Hellfire. Both will be executive produced by Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
Legion will be focused on David Haller, who struggled with mental illness since he was a teen. “Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.” Based on Marvel Comics character Legion, who is the son of Professor Charles Xavier. It is not certain whether the TV show will show that he is the son to Professor X. You’ll be seeing Legion on FX.
Hellfire is set in the 60’s and will follow “a young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires – known as “The Hellfire Club,” trying to take over the world. Hellfire is still being developed, but if all goes well, it should be airing on Fox.
All of this news and X-Men Apocalypse will also be hitting theaters on May 27th, 2016.