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Rumor: Fox Eyeing ‘X-Factor’ as Potential TV Series

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Rumor: Fox Eyeing ‘X-Factor’ as Potential TV Series

After initial rumors emerged of Fox’s possible plans for a live-action X-Men television series, Film Divider has followed up with even more rumors.

The site contends the biggest hurdle Fox is trying to clear is what one could call the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dilemma: The studio doesn’t want to develop a show with totally original characters for fear of alienating fans, but it also doesn’t want to waste potential film characters on a television project.

One character apparently being considered for inclusion is Quicksilver, the scene-stealing speedster from X-Men: Days of Future Past. Actor Evan Peters already has a TV pedigree (American Horror Story), and his character isn’t necessarily guaranteed an appearance in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

There are also rumblings that Fox has considered Jamie Madrox (aka Multiple Man) to be the show’s leading man/men. Madrox’s involvement doesn’t necessarily negate Quicksilver’s, however; as X-Men fans know, if Fox is talking about Quicksilver and Multiple Man, then executives must be considering Peter David’s X-Factor run — most likely the team’s set-up involving a mutant detective agency. Film Divider’s inside source confirms this line of thought.

The unnamed source also says a female-led series could be viable, and the site posits that an Anna Paquin Rogue show could work well in prime time. But again, X-Factor could check off all of these boxes with its cast of fan-favorite-yet-lesser-known heroes and assemblage of well-rounded female characters (Polaris, Wolfsbane, Siryn, M, Layla Miller, etc.).

Fox has not commented on the rumors regarding a potential live-action X-Men show.

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