Bryan Singer To Direct X-Men TV Pilot
If you thought that Bryan Singer was done with the X-Men franchise you were apparently wrong to do that, because despite what he said about not wanting to direct another film in the franchise he still has X-Men on the brain. Singer has found a loophole to his easily statement and that is television.
Earlier this week in was announced that Singer will be directing the pilot episode for a live-action X-Men TV series. The script for the pilot will by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, who will also be acting as showrunner for the series. Singer was already on to executive produce and now being in the director seat he will have the chance to set the tone for the series.
The currently untitled project will focus on two ordinary parents who discover that their children possess mutant powers. After being forced leave their lives and go on the run from a hostile government, the family eventually joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Singer kicked off the film franchise in 2000 with X-Men and has since directed X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. Being such a huge part of the X-Men Cinematic Universe it is not surprising that he would be brought on the direct.
With the anticipation for Legion, which Singer is also acting as an executive producer on, being as high as it is the closer we get, it is clear people are still up for anything X-Men. And regardless of continuity issues Singer has proven he can do mutants right.