A transition is starting to form in the superhero world. Since 2000, superhero films have made their mark on the big screen with Bryan Singer’s X-Men and then later solidified by Sam Raimi’s iconic Spiderman 2002.
Now, with the popularity and critical success of the Marvel/Netflix TV shows, more studios are looking to enter the TV arena.
Fox and Marvel have recently announced their partnership to bring fans of the X-Men franchise a fresher take on the mutant IP.
Though the show is yet to land a name, Bryan Singer, who will direct the pilot episode, has already been given two talented actors to work with.
The first being Blair Redford who was the earliest one to jump onto the project as lead. Redford will be playing the shows main protagonist, Sam, “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.”
Now staring alongside Redford’s Sam will be Gotham vet Jamie Chung as Blink a.k.a Clarice Fong.
Blink has yet to have any limelight action, though she has been featured in both X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse the video game, and the Singer directed X-Men: Days of Future Past; she was the one with the cool makeup who opened up portals.
Variety describes her character as, “sarcastic, lively and a bit of a tomboy. Her naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home’ she is slowly becoming herself again.”
The Untitled X-Men TV Show will be written by Burn Notice‘s Matt Nix and has yet to be given a set release date, but is currently in pre-production.