In the trailer for Fox’s upcoming series The Gifted, we learned that the X-Men are missing. Well, if you assumed that meant that the X-Men wouldn’t be playing an important role in the new series, then you assumed wrongly according to series showrunner Matt Nix. While speaking with Variety, Nix revealed that exploring that is a bit part of the series.
“In our world, one of the things we’ll be unpacking is the specific relationship of this group of characters to the X-Men. It’s in the trailer that the X-Men are gone. And that’s not a dodge, like ‘The X-Men are gone and we’re never going to mention them again!’ We’re going to be exploring it. It’s a huge deal to these guys. It’s a huge deal in the world. It’s one of the central mysteries of the show.”
Nix also added that while the series won’t be driven by the films, it also “doesn’t avoid that by pretending the X-Men don’t exist or there just doing stuff over and no one pays any attention.” While the central focus of the series will feature a family on the run from Sentinel Services, could there also be a subplot involving the X-Men and discovering where they’ve gone? We’ll find out soon enough with The Gifted premiering in just under two months. Let us know what you think about the comments above in the section below.
The Gifted premieres on Fox October 2nd.