[RUMOR]: X-Men TV Projects May End Up on Disney+ Following Merger

We've been doing a lot of talking about the possible implications if/when the Disney purchase of FOX goes through, primarily about the fate of the Fox-owned Marvel X-Men franchise.

[RUMOR]: X-Men TV Projects May End Up on Disney+ Following Merger

There was a story earlier this week, a rumor, that Dark Phoenix and New Mutants (if it ever sees the light of day) will be the last two Marvel property films from FOX. Which means the previously "announced" Multiple Man film starring James Franco and the long-in-development-hell Gambit film with Channing Tatum are theoretically off the table. This also would include Noah Hawley's Doctor Doom, the possible Silver Surfer film from Adam McKay, and the now unlikely Kitty Pryde solo film.

Cut to today and the rumor that if/when the deal goes through, the X-Men comics property could be headed to Disney's streaming service, Disney+, where it would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe series already in development. There's one about Loki (that yes, Tom Hiddleston is going to be a part of), a Falcon and Winter Soldier team-up, a Scarlet Witch and Vision show, and possibly (still very much rumor territory) series about Lady Sif.

This would be an ideal way to really explore the X-Men; multiple episodes of a series rather than a 2-hour movie to get the feel of the characters and the severity of storylines.

Probably one of our favorite rumors lately, we've gotta be honest.

We'll let you know what we hear about this.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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