Of course when it comes to Marvel, they are known for churning out the unprecedented press releases one after the other. They recently announced a collaboration with FX to bring X-Men’s Legion character to the screen with his own TV series.
Now it is apparent that Marvel has teamed up with FOX, this time to bring a TV series based on X-Men’s dubious secret society of villains called the Hellfire Club. The series working title is Hellfire.
The Hellfire Club consisted of the baddest of the bad in the X-Men / Marvel Universe, including Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost (she turns good, still cold, but good), Harry Leland, Donald Pierce, Tessa, Selene, Magneto, Storm, Shinobi Shaw, Trevor Fitzroy, Madelyne Pryor, Sat-yr-9, Phoenix and Sunspot.
Set in the late 1960s, the series — which will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling the physical production — follows a young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires – known as “The Hellfire Club” – to take over the world.
David Madden, the President of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company, had this to say about the news:
We are thrilled to partner with Marvel to bring this world to television and build upon the vibrant mythology that has captivated fans for years. These powerful and dynamic characters are complicated and larger-than-life, the pace and visual imagination are unrelenting, and the story takes place during one of the most explosive eras in recent history. We are so looking forward to working with this incredibly talented team.
Now seeing that FOX and Marvel are in bed together, rumours have been flying , one noticeable one being FOX is ready to hand over the film rights to Fantastic Four. Which we kinda saw when Marvel brought out Silver Surfer.