Simon Kinberg On Bringing X-MEN To The Small Screen And An R-Rated Deadpool Movie

Despite FOX apparently trying for the past few years to bring Deadpool to the big screen, and turning down Rhett Reese And Paul Wernick's script, Simon Kinberg seems to think it's a good idea to give it a shot, as long with making a TV Series based on the X-Men.

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Now that Marvel Studios, Sony, and Warner Bros are all going big with their superhero films, it is time for FOX to step up their game as well. And one of the many ways they expand their universe is with more spin offs and other movies, such as the third Wolverine movie or X-Men: Apocalypse. In an interview with Collider, Simon Kinberg (who has been in many interviews lately) was asked on the possibility of moving into television just like Marvel Studios did with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and will soon do again with Agent Carter. “We’re still in this place of figuring out what the future of the franchise will be, but when you look at S.H.I.E.L.D. to some extent and what Marvel is doing now with Daredevil and other shows on Netflix, it makes sense to tell some of these stories in TV partly because there’s just not enough screens to do all these characters, and also because the serialized format of comic books is better suited for TV. Because that’s it, every week you come back to the same characters different story, and in comic books every week it’s the same characters, different story. I think what [Fox is] seeing now is with the proliferation of new kinds of visual and special effects, there’s a way to make these stories that doesn’t cost $300 million every time you have to make a huge movie.” Along with making more sequels and going into television, many fans are anxious to see Deadpool given a proper chance on the big screen with his own film, preferably an R-Rated film. When asked on the possibility of his own film, Kinberg said “Yeah, it makes sense to me. Genuinely it’s early phases, early days, but if you’re gonna do a Deadpool movie, I think you’ve gotta do a hard-R, darker movie and he is the perfect character to do it with.” What do you think the best way for FOX to expand their X-Men universe is? Sound off below!

 


Starring James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen as Magneto, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask, Halle Berry as Storm ,Daniel Cudmore as Colossus, X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters May 23th, 2014.
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LMB10 - 4/25/2014, 11:11 AM
A TV Series would be cool. Make it out of continutity with teh films so we can have Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean, Storm and Beast or someone. Just the core five. Would be pretty cool.
DrDoom - 4/25/2014, 11:11 AM
Neither of these things will get made.
JordanKing - 4/25/2014, 11:12 AM
Do FOx even own Television rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four?
Gusto - 4/25/2014, 11:15 AM
I'll sober up when an R-Rated Deadpool gets made.
AKA...NEVER!!!!!!!
DefcoN - 4/25/2014, 11:15 AM
I doubt this will ever happen, but the leaked Deadpool script was great!
Spock0Clock - 4/25/2014, 11:17 AM
There are only two possible outcomes:

1. They will never make a Deadpool movie because of reasons.

2. They will make a horrible Deadpool movie. When it bombs, Fox will blame the character for not being popular enough and the fans for being too negative.
0megaDaGod - 4/25/2014, 11:17 AM
Heroes pretty much already set the stage for what an X Men show could be. Combine it with the best elements of AOS and you have an awesome X Men show

Of course that makes too much sense so it will never happen
Mrsinister - 4/25/2014, 11:18 AM
Fox doesn't have television rights only movie rights.
Mrsinister - 4/25/2014, 11:20 AM
The fact that he is representing the xmen brand and doesn't know that fox only has movie rights, speaks volumes on Laura schudder and that company. They still have no idea what they are doing.
TheMadman - 4/25/2014, 11:22 AM
I'm pretty sure you don't have the television rights dumbass, just marketing and film.
TheMexicanSuperman - 4/25/2014, 11:23 AM
@Mrsinister, Fox was going to sue Marvel Studios because MS made that Mutant X show, which is similar to X-Men. I would say that Fox owns the tv rights to the X-Men.
TheMexicanSuperman - 4/25/2014, 11:27 AM
@Mrsinister, where does he say that he doesn't know if Fox owns the tv rights to the X-Men?
LMB10 - 4/25/2014, 11:33 AM
There aren't separate television and film rights - they're live action rights. Meaning Disney can use Spidey and X-Men in their animated series - but not in say, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.. So, whilst Fox cannot produce their own animated X-Men show anymore - they can make a live acion show.
charlie2094 - 4/25/2014, 11:33 AM
Deadpool needs to happen! Glad he recognises the need for it to be R

Even though it would probably look pretty bad, an X:Men TV show would be pretty amazing, could have a decent sized cast and such, very suited to an episodic format. Would need a big budget in order to pull it off and not look awful, but be great to see
JoeMomma29 - 4/25/2014, 11:35 AM
A proper Deadpool movie we will never get!
Mrsinister - 4/25/2014, 11:35 AM
@themexican marvel made a statement over a year ago that fox ONLY has movie rights. Google it
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/25/2014, 11:38 AM
I'll get married to Chris Evans when an R-Rated Deadpool gets made.
AKA...NEVER!!!!!!!

But if I do, all of you are totally NOT invited to the wedding!!
0megaDaGod - 4/25/2014, 11:40 AM
Actually, LMB10 is right

Fox can produce LIVE ACTION shows about the X Men but cannot do any animated shows

Likewise Marvel cannot do Live action but can do whatever animated stuff they want with ALL of their characters
Gusto - 4/25/2014, 11:41 AM
TheMexicanSuperman - 4/25/2014, 11:42 AM
@Mrsinister, like I said Fox was going to sue Marvel Studios because of Mutant X. That is why the show was cancelled. Marvel owns the animated tv rights to the X-Men not live action.
cipher - 4/25/2014, 11:44 AM
Not even me, Phoeny? I can work the bar.
MrSotoMan - 4/25/2014, 11:50 AM
“We’re still in this place of figuring out what the future of the franchise will be, but when you look at S.H.I.E.L.D. to some extent and what Marvel is doing now with Daredevil and other shows on Netflix, it makes sense to tell some of these stories in TV partly because there’s just not enough screens to do all these characters, and also because the serialized format of comic books is better suited for TV. Because that’s it, every week you come back to the same characters different story, and in comic books every week it’s the same characters, different story.

YES! YES YES YES!!!

Of course it is better for TV! Comic book superheroes should be in TV! Not the movies! The movies should be for big events now!
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/25/2014, 11:51 AM
@ciph Especially not you!!! You'd get drunk and god knows what you'd say about me!!
Alphadog - 4/25/2014, 12:03 PM
If Fox does a tv series in that universe than it will probably be a generation x type of thing.
Irvin88 - 4/25/2014, 12:08 PM
Would love to see a Deadpool film. Might not see it anytime soon, but in the next 10-15 years, I'm sure.
IminentEminence - 4/25/2014, 12:11 PM
Why not? They've already CW-ed the shit out of the movies. What they're doing with the X-Men is better suited for television...
Malcopunch - 4/25/2014, 12:20 PM
If they do this..Sophie Turner for Jean Grey..perfect choice right there
TheRationalNerd - 4/25/2014, 12:33 PM
I say do an X-Factor television series. :,)
TheRationalNerd - 4/25/2014, 12:34 PM
Speaking of X-Men. Bring back X-Men to Netflix!!!!
Brainiac13 - 4/25/2014, 12:43 PM
If they do a R rated Deadpool movie will not be big at the BO just like Dredd.
AsgardianHobo - 4/25/2014, 1:00 PM
Deadpool movie would be so epic

Mrsinister - 4/25/2014, 1:06 PM
I believe it was Kevin feige that said it so in pretty sure he would know better than any of us
AlphaMasterFlex - 4/25/2014, 1:07 PM
He doesn't say anything about any development on the Deadpool movie.
Tuuralihn - 4/25/2014, 1:08 PM
For gods sake don't make Deadpool dark and gritty! Make it colorful and fun and batcrap insane!

What's with Kinberg having mouth diarrhea these days?
Matches - 4/25/2014, 1:15 PM
AsgardianHobo - 4/25/2014, 1:21 PM

Nomis - 4/25/2014, 1:29 PM
There was already a FOX version of the X-Men on Television...



And just like this show had nothing in common with the 'Mutant X' comic book, neither will the "X-men" moviefranchise if brought to television.
JoJo1982 - 4/25/2014, 1:30 PM
Gambit TV show would be good
CherryBomb - 4/25/2014, 1:34 PM
TV would be a great place to expand their universe!

X-Factor Investigations would be perfect on TV, it has a gritty noir procedural feel that's very popular and it has a very cool team of X Characters that have a great dynamic.



I've always thought NYX could work too.
With X-23 as a teen Wolverine and other teen characters it could definitely be targeted to a teen demographic while keeping it's mature themes.
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