FOX ‘X-Men’ TV Series Eclipses a New Mutant With Sean Teale
We still don’t even have a title for FOX’s Bryan Singer-directed X-Men drama, much less a sense of how many familiar X-faces will populate it. Now, after adding True Blood alum Stephen Moyer in a leading role, the X-drama creates another original mutant with Incorporated star Sean Teale.
Per Deadline, Teale will play the newly-created mutant role of Marcos Diaz/Eclipse, whose alter-ego “possesses the ability to absorb and manipulate photons.” Additionally, the character is “a natural rebel compelled by circumstances to cooperate with others, Marcos is a passionate and strong-willed fighter who sometimes lets his emotions overrule reason.”
In addition to Moyer, the series cast Gotham alum Jamie Chung as Marvel mutant Blink, who Singer had previously showcased in Days of Future Past, as well as Switched at Birth star Blair Redford as a Native American mutant leader.
FOX had previously set franchise helmer Singer to direct a pilot for the untitled new drama from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, said to follow “two human parents who discover their children as mutants, forcing them to run from a hostile government, and join with an underground network of mutants to survive.” The series was also said to take place in the universe of the films (potentially including Sentinels as well), though Nix previously doubted any major interaction:
I guess I’d say in a sort of general way it acknowledges that events like the events that have happened in the movies have happened, you know what I mean? But it’s not to date… it’s still evolving. We’ll see how much that comes in. It’s certainly not “Since this happened in X-Men Apocalypse now all of these things are happening!”, which I think is cool, but they already did that. […]
It yet isn’t clear if FOX will issue a series order, but who else might join the cast?
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