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The new trailer for The Gifted mentions the X-Men and shows lots of Mutant powers

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Great to finally hear some mention of the X-Men in the new trailer for The Gifted,. which debuted at San Diego Comic-Com. As it deals with mutants it makes sense for them to at least get a name check. However, don’t get your hopes up for an actual crossover.

Showrunner Matt Nix has said that The Gifted takes place in its own unique timeline and does not “share a universe with” the X-Men film or other series, so no crossover with Legion!

“One of the favours that ‘Days of Future Past’ did for all of us is establish many streams,” Nix said, “I guess that one answer is that this is one of those many streams. Right now one of the things that comes out in the show is the X-Men are gone. Why are they gone? That’s a thing in the show. It’s not just that they’re too expensive for television — though that may be related.”

I understand that due to who owns what rights that crossovers can be tricky, but I do find it a bit sad that they have all of these X-Men characters yet they are all off in their own little universes.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Marvel Netflix shows all occur in the same universe. They don’t have any major crossovers, just mention of various events. Hell, the new Inhumans show even mentions the fact that Terrigen has got into the water supply, which happened in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D! That’s all you need to do.

It’s what they often did in the comics, you would see a newspaper headline or someone would mention a previous battle and that was it. Wasn’t much, but if you were following things it always raised a little smile and made everything a little more cohesive. A shame they can’t seem to do that with the X-Men universe.

This new trailer has definitely got me interested in the new show. Check it out below.

What tore them apart is what will bring them together. From Director Bryan Singer, and in association with Marvel Television, comes the all-new FOX series, The Gifted.

Action-adventure family drama The Gifted, from Marvel, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

The show stars:

· Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker
· Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker
· Sean Teale as Eclipse / Marcos Diaz
· Jamie Chung as Blink / Clarice Fong
· Coby Bell as Jace Turner
· Emma Dumont as Polaris / Lorna Dane
· Blair Redford as Thunderbird / John Proudstar
· Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker
· Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker

Written by Matt Nix (APB, “Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise”) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”).

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