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Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Marvel's The Gifted Chases Gotham Out Of Monday Night — OutFoxed

Marvel's The Gifted Chases Gotham Out Of Monday Night — OutFoxed

Bryan Singer, who directed the X-Men films X-Men, X2, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, has signed on to direct The Gifted. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. So it seems like, before discovering his children were mutants, Reed's job was hunting them down and imprisoning them.

What works, though, is the new cast-the Strucker family feels believable and human, with teenage siblings Lauren and Andy bonding together over their powers and several heartfelt moments showing their parents' dedication to them in the face of a desperate situation.

Look, it's TV, it can't all be fancy CG. But Amy Acker is in it, so they have that going for them at least. Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe where heroes are celebrated and worshiped, the ones with abilities in Bryan Singer's world act as an allegory for prejudice and genocide.

Check out the full trailer below. Teale is playing a new mutant created specifically for the show named Marcos Diaz, codename Eclipse.

The biggest change may stoke the rivalry between DC Comics and Marvel Comics, as Fox's new darling Marvel's The Gifted makes its debut on Monday nights, the same evening that Gotham - based on characters from DC Comics - used to rule over. That being said, Blink makes her return to the universe. I was honestly expecting a bit more from him and this show. The problem? Mutants aren't exactly accepted socially, and there's also that part about their dad, Reed Strucker, working to contain them from the public.

X-Men lore is brought up in this The Gifted trailer.

Furthermore, the current state of the X-Men in this story appears to be completely unknown, as the disheartening statement "We don't even know if the X-Men exist anymore" is uttered. All of this means we could get something as impressive as FX's Legion. or as disappointing as X-Men: Apocalypse. The duo will executive produce the series together alongside Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Apocalypse), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse), Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones) and Jim Chory (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones).

And what we see is definitely very different from what you'd expect when you hear "Sentinel". After all, big-name actors are still likely more expensive than this production can afford, which is probably why there's a throwaway line in the trailer about how the X-Men and Brotherhood of Mutants have all gone missing.

That proves to be a major problem when one of the enforces of keeping mutants under lock and key finds that two of his own kids are super-powered. Legion is incredible, so we're hoping The Gifted is just as good.

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