Simon Kinberg talks expanding Fox's Marvel universe

Including TV adaptations and an R-rated Deadpool movie

Simon Kinberg has been discussing the potential expansion of Fox's Marvel universe, and reveals that the studio is looking into the possibility of TV adaptations in the coming years.

"Fox does understand that they are sitting on this massive universe with the X-Men, also with Fantastic Four obviously," says Kinberg. "But they definitely have a sense of it and there’s a real interest and appetite for how to explore and expand that world."

"It makes sense to tell some of these stories in TV," he continues, "partly because there’s just not enough screens to do all these characters, and also because the serialized format of comic books is better suited for TV."

"Because that’s it, every week you come back to the same characters, different story, and in comic books every week it’s the same characters, different story."

Not that TV projects will usurp the movie side of things completely, with a Deadpool film still very much on Kinberg's radar.

"It makes sense to me," says Kinberg of a movie adaptation. "Genuinely it’s early phases, early days, but if you’re gonna do a Deadpool movie, I think you’ve gotta do a hard-R, darker movie and he is the perfect character to do it with."

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