Fox Scraps ‘Hellfire’ Series; Unwilling To Hand Over Unused ‘X-Men’ Villains To TV?
Marvel and Fox’s FX had entered into a development deal for two X-Men series that would air on, the first of those shows would be Legion starring Dan Stevens. The second had been originally intended to be a series based on the X-Men villain outfit The Hellfire Club with the working titled Hellfire.
However, Hellfire had some development concerns and Variety now reports the shows has been scrapped.
The network recently put a “Hellfire” series from Marvel into development, but Variety has learned that project is no longer moving forward.
Instead, plans are to make an untitled family centric series that Bryan Singer and Matthew Nix will be producing, with Nix writing it.
The untitled series will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Wolverine 3 could be including Hellfire member Donald Pierce as a villain, since there’s talk of Pierce’s Reavers being possible antagonists of the film. Everyone else besides Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost haven’t actually been used in the films, and Fox might want to keep them away from a television series for a very good reason.
Considering, Fox will eventually have a shortage of villains as since Fox started making X-Men films the comic side stopped creating new villains for the X-Men, seeing as the moment they did Fox would have the film rights to use them. Hellfire members could be excellent adversaries for Gambit or Deadpool as well, since their franchises are ramping-up.