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Sean Teale boards Fox/Marvel's X-Men pilot as a newly created mutant

02.28.2017

Sean Teale X-Men pilot

Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming X-MEN television series may not yet have a title, but we've certainly been hearing plenty of casting news for the show over the past few weeks. Deadline reports that Sean Teale is the latest actor to join up with the series which will be centered around two ordinary parents who discover that their children possess mutant abilities. The show will see the family forced to go on the run from a hostile government as they join up with an underground network of mutants in order to survive.

Sean Teale, star of the recently cancelled SyFy series Incorporated, will be playing Marcos Diaz/Eclipse, a newly created mutant for this expanded X-MEN universe. Described as a "natural rebel compelled by circumstances to cooperate with others," Marcos is a passionate and strong-willed fighter who occasionally lets his emotions overrule reason. His alter ego, Eclipse, possesses "the ability to absorb and manipulate photons." The pilot for the as-yet-untitled series will be penned by Burn Notice's Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer. Teale will join the already cast Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) as Sam, the strong-willed Native American leader of the mutant underground network, Jamie Chung (Gotham) as Blink, an unstable mutant with the power of teleportation and Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as the father, Reed, who is an "ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA's office with his responsibilities to his family."

How are you folks feeling about this upcoming X-Men series so far?

The most recent X-Men related series, Legion, has certainly been blowing expectations out of the water. Make sure to keep checking out our own Steve Seigh's weekly reviews!

Source: Deadline

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