The live action Matt Nix X-Men TV show recently ordered for a pilot by Fox with Bryan Singer directing that you first heard about on Bleeding Cool (pip pip) will feature actual characters from the X-Men, according to an interview with Nix on CNET. The premise for show follows two parents of mutants who are forced to go on the run from a hostile government, where the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. With that in mind, it was unknown whether the show would feature brand new characters, or existing ones. While it's still unknown who the main characters will be, we do now know that there will at least be some familiar characters on the show.
Can you talk about what characters are going to be in it?
MN: I would actually be killed. They would literally kill me.
The only thing that I would say is that it's a…some of those things are slightly up in the air, but the fact that it's a question I can't answer tells you something.
(Laughing) I'm not sure what…
MN: Suffice it to say it's a show that contains some characters that fans will be excited about. I can't talk about specifics, but it's not like there are no X-Men in it.
Actual X-Men characters in an X-Men TV show?! It's crazy, but it just might work!
Nix also says that high ranking Fox executives expressed optimism about the project, and that it will take a different approach from the usual X-Men comics and movies:
The movies and the comics have generally started with the X-Men and encountered the world outside from the perspective of the X-Men. This show flips that on its head, in the sense that it doesn't exclusively take place inside the world of people who are already X-Men and know that world.
Stay tuned to Bleeding Cool for more news on this project.