FX's Legion, the joint production between Fox and Marvel Television, will focus on David Haller, a young man with schizophrenia who also happens to be one of the most powerful mutants in the world, and may or may not be Professor Charles Xavier's son. During this year's San Diego Comic Con, we got an amazing trailer that showed us that, while the project hasn't received as much attention as other superhero shows out there, it looks like a solid attempt to bring interest to an unknown character and his world.
Now, FX has released a new promo for the series to hype us up for its release in February of 2017, showcasing David Haller's prodigious power and how it may or may not be tied to his mental instability. Check it out:
... Yeah, David definitely doesn't appear to be very stable. The promo once again shows the effort behind the project and it's made me even more excited to watch it. The question on everyone's minds remains:
Is Legion Part Of The Larger X-Men Cinematic World?
So far, it hasn't been clear whether or not the series takes place in the same universe as the X-Men movies. Producer for the show, Lauren Shuler Donner, talked about the unlikeliness of characters from the films appearing in the show, yet how David's (the main character) abilities keep that as a possibility:
"I think there’s a certain degree to where that’s to be determined. We’re in the subjective reality of David. We also begin to realize, we’re seeing this world through multiple layers of the confusion and signals that Dan’s character is getting. I think it would be a spoiler in a true sense to say. I really like the idea of making things that are unexpected and yet feel inevitable. I will say we are true to the origins of this character, and leave it at that."
During this year's New York Comic-Con, series creator Noah Hawley talked about Charles Xavier's involvement in the story and the likelihood of an appearance from everyone's favorite, super-powered professor:
“I don’t think you can tell that story without that element to it, so I will say you probably will. There’s a wheelchair in the first scene."
But director Bryan Singer confirmed it is part of the X-Men universe while speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival:
"[Legion is designed to be] part of the X-Men universe, but when you watched it, you wouldn't have to label it, it could exist completely on its own."
So basically, Legion does seem to exist in a world where at least a version of the mutant superhero group is active, but maybe don't expect there to be a huge amount of crossover between the series and the X-Men movies.
What did you think of the promo? Are you excited for Legion?