The Gifted is now synced with the movies’ timeline — please collaborate, Disney


The Gifted began seven months after Logan hit theaters. Now, both timelines are synced up. If we couple that with The Gifted showrunner Matt Nix’ comments about wanting an integrated movie/TV storyline, we could be in for a treat.

In an interview with Comicbook, Matt Nix revealed that he wants the storyline of The Gifted to run sort of parallel to that of the movie universe. And the good news is, he may now have the opportunity to do just that.

With all of the noise surrounding Deadpool 2, it was difficult for me to put the pieces together for this realization. But here’s how it breaks down: Deadpool 2, though an X-Men universe movie, takes place before Logan on the cinematic timeline — so Logan really could be the prequel to The Gifted if we are to believe these storylines have been/are to be/could be entangled.

The funny part is, whether or not it was planned this way, it really works since the X-Men, though many live on in secrecy, have become obscure in the respective universes of The Gifted and the big screen, as mutants are scattered about and fighting for survival. Combine all of this with the Disney/Fox merger, and the honest truth is that the pieces have fallen into place for a Marvel movie/TV collaboration of a lifetime.

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What fun that would be! I, personally, am all about seeing universes expand, and the thought of seeing the X-Men movies integrated into The Gifted storyline makes me seriously stoked about what could be on the horizon for the dynamic characters we’ve come to know and love over the years.

Imagine, for example, if X-23, Nightcrawler, Cyclops, or Jean Grey appeared on The Gifted? Imagine if we saw Gambit or Rogue appear on the show? They could even use The Gifted to bring in the new Wolverine if they wanted to.

Movies are incredible, but they are also short. If we, as fans, were able to see more screen time with these characters, it would make this Marvel fanatic’s dream come true.

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Matt Nix has more than proven he has big-time chops and the ability to avoid cheesiness — so I see no reason as to why a collaboration like this would be off the table. I certainly hope Disney sees the great potential here and takes steps toward combining these universes in some form or fashion.

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Do you think this can/will happen? Let us know in the comments. The Gifted season two premieres on September 25 on Fox.