Just days after confirming some plot details we now have more of a understanding of where the TV series is heading.
Matt Nix the showrunner of the upcoming X-Men TV series on Fox was in a interview with The Hollywood Reporter and has two interesting things to say.
“A fan of the movies but also the comics would not be disoriented at all as to where this fits in the mythology,” he said. “If you look at the movies, which take place from — they started in 2003 to now — they don’t all line up perfectly. I’m not slavishly fitting them into a particular slot. But at the same time, if you like the world of the movies, there are definite nods to the movies. It exists in the same general universe.”
“ some. It’s designed to sidestep questions like, ‘Where is Wolverine?’ You have to answer those questions. I didn’t want to do anything where it’s like, ‘Wolverine is just off-screen.’ It exists in a world where those questions are answered without needing to name a lot of names or spend a lot of time dwelling on that issue. Within that, there are a certain amount of [familiar] characters that I can use and am using and then other characters I’m inventing — but everything is invented with a nod toward the existing mythology.
So its not clear if certain actors from the films will appear or if they will be recast but we do now know that there will in fact be cameos and that it does exist in the same world.