'X-Men' headed for a live-action TV series

Fox and Marvel to join forces for an 'X-Men' TV series

Fox has begun preliminary talks to bring Wolverine and his fellow mutants to the small screen in a live-action series.

After launching the Batman prequel "Gotham," Fox is looking to Marvel's "X-Men" for its next live-action superhero series. The mutants created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the 1960s have already spawned seven movie adaptations since 2000, earning over $3 billion for 20th Century Fox. In 2016, the franchise will expand with its eighth feature: "X-Men: Apocalypse."

Details on the potential live-action TV series are few and far between so far. To be headed up by "24" screenwriters and producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto, the project is being written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who are also penning "Star Trek 3" along with Simon Pegg.