Bryan Singer to Direct X-Men Pilot for Fox

Hey guess what, everybody! There's another superhero project inching closer to reality.

Fox has given the thumbs up to an untitled pilot set in the Marvel universe from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix with Bryan Singer set to direct, The Wrap reports. The project was first announced back in July.

The series will follow a pair of regular old unpowered parents who discover that their children possess mutant powers (superpowers, for those not in the know) and are forced to go on the run from a decidedly anti-mutant government that wants to lock them up in cages or worse. While on the lam, they hook up with an underground mutant network. Like other X-Men projects, including FX's upcoming drama Legion, the metaphors for unwelcome outsiders is timely.

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Should Fox pick up Nix's pilot to series -- and Deadline says Fox is already over the moon about the script -- it would boast the distinction of having original projects from both Marvel and DC Comics, which are rivals in the business. Gotham and Lucifer both hail from the DC print. Elsewhere, The CW dabbles exclusively in DC fare, whereas Netflix, FX and ABC are strictly Marvel folks.

Singer has a long history with the X-Men universe, having helped launch the cinematic series with X-Men and X2, and then re-launch it with X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, his most recent installment in the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, failed to live up to his previous X-Men work (although it still had nothing on the disastrous X-Men: The Last Stand).

Since ending Burn Notice, Nix has overseen two short-lived series, USA's Complications and FX's The Comedians. Might we suggest Complications' Jason O'Mara for the lead in Nix's new show? The guy fought dinosaurs, surely he can take on a few government goons.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Jan 25, 2017
Jason O'Mara? He may be a little busy with a certain ABC project
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Jan 25, 2017
Remember when this site used to actually be good? I do.
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Jan 25, 2017
And I remember when there were more people here. But in the end, it was all flushed away!
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Jan 25, 2017
Remember when every article wasn't required to have some sort of political comment in it?
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Jan 25, 2017
Nix's involvement makes it sound better than most of the proposed new comic series. However, Mr. Mara is currently working for ABC on Agents of SHIELD.
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Jan 25, 2017
Yea. I can see Nix doing a decent job in the comic book genre, because Burn Notice was good and it had a few comic book-like qualities to it.

I'll check it out.
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