Characters For FOX's X-Men Show THE GIFTED Named - With A Classic MARVEL Family Now Confirmed

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The characters for Fox's X-Men-based television series The Gifted have been named, and it keys into several areas of classic Marvel continuity - and a classic, albeit usually evil, Marvel family.

First reported by Variety, Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker are playing The Gifted's husband-wife couple Reed and Caitlin Strucker, with Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White a their children Lauren and Andy, respectively. "Strucker" is a name Marvel fans will remember as the last name of Hydra leader Baron Strucker, who had several children including twins Andrea and Andreas - who coincidentally debuted as X-Men villains Fenris.

While there are no Struckers in comic books with the first names of these characters from The Gifted, the usage of that family name wouldn't appear to be coincidental.

Jamie Chung and Emma Dumont were previously confirmed as playing Blink and Polaris, respectively, and now Blair Redford has been confirmed as Thunderbird/John Proudstar and Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marco Diaz.

The Gifted was just confirmed as a 2017-2018 series on Fox, but no debut date has been named. A teaser was released on Tuesday, with a full trailer expected on Monday.

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