Fox confirms negotiations on an X-Men TV series

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Jan 26, 2015, 4:42 PM EST (Updated)

X-Men. We've read the "amazing" comic books, seen the movies and the animated TV show, worn the t-shirt and perused the fan fiction. But our X-cravings are still unsatisfied. What we need is a live-action TV show. Whaddya know? It looks as if we'll be getting it.

According to TV Insider, Fox has plans to create an X-Men TV series. Fox Entertainment chairman Gary Newman told TV Insider that negotiations are currently under way.

Of course, there's a catch:

"While sister production company 20th Century Fox controls the film rights to the X-Men characters, the comic itself is owned by Marvel, which is based at rival Disney. A live-action TV series requires Marvel's blessing—and that has led to some delicate talks."

These talks have yet to include the showrunner and writers -- or even a concept (dare we suggest the Joss Whedon's "astonishing" storyline?).

The upshot: The X-Men TV series won't likely appear until 2016.

In a way, Fox is the perfect choice, as it has a current and (well-regarded) comic-book-to-TV series adaptation in Gotham. In another way, it's an unusual choice: Marvel is already producing the fabulous Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with rival ABC.

We're as eager to learn more about the X-Men series as you are, and we'll keep you posted when we do.

Now all we need is a solid release date and a winning lottery ticket, and our lives will be complete.