Kinberg Talks Marvel, Deadpool & Fox TV

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” writer-producer Simon Kinberg has revealed to Collider that 20th Century Fox is considering taking the Marvel universe properties it owns to the small screen. Speaking with the site at WonderCon, Kinberg says:

“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.”

Marvel properties that Fox owns include X-Men, Fantastic Four, X-Force, Deadpool and New Mutants. Kinberg also talked about a Deadpool movie and how it would have to be aimed at a mature audience:

“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.”