Fox and Marvel Enterprises have settled a long-running lawsuit over the “Mutant X” television show, which is in its second year.
Fox has not settled with Tribune Entertainment, the syndicator, and Fireworks Entertainment, the producer and international distributor.
In a joint release, Fox and Marvel said the parties have amicably resolved their differences and put the lawsuit behind them and look forward to an expanded relationship. The terms of the settlement are confidential.
Fox has filmed several Marvel properties: “X-Men” and the upcoming sequel, as well as “Daredevil.”
Fox sued Marvel, Tribune and Fireworks in April 2001 to stop production of a television show it claimed was a copycat of Fox’s “X-Men” movie. Pic took in $163 million when it was released in 2000.
A federal court judge in New York enjoined the show from using the “X-Men” logo and films clips but allowed the show to go forward. On appeal, the court reinstated false advertising claims against Tribune and Fireworks. The case has been in litigation since January 2002.