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I imagine we're all excited to some degree about the upcoming X-Men show, Legion. Whether it's simply because you like the idea of the character (click that link if you want to know who Legion actually is), or because it showed Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox successfully working together to bring us more superhero awesomeness, I think everyone is in agreement about how exciting a direction this is.

Now however, it looks like Legion may be a showcase of that unity to a degree none of us expected. An article over at the official website recently went up talking about some characters soon to be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Lo and behold, who should appear but Legion himself in all his glory?

So, what does this all mean?

Option 1 - The X-Men Are In An Alternate Universe

As we've established, David Haller (a.k.a. "Legion") is the son of famous mutant Charles Xavier, which could mean that we're getting mutants introduced to the world of the Avengers. Another possibility is that we'll be seeing a show set in one of those alternate realities that Doctor Strange will be opening the door to, with perhaps the whole X-Men universe being in an alternate reality. That would be quite the interesting development, as it opens the door to some kind of crossover between Deadpool and Rocket Raccoon, which is something we all agree would be great.

Option 2 - Legion's Origin Story Is Rewritten

Image: Marvel Studios
Image: Marvel Studios

The worst case scenario is that David Haller's origin will be re-written so he's no longer Professor X's son, much like what we saw with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. This still gives us the bonus of a character as interesting and unique as Legion being introduced into the MCU, but compared to actual mutants being in this universe, it would be a little bit of a let-down. Still, there's a chance that if this does happen, Legion would still get to be a mutant, since this is a collaboration between Marvel and Fox.

Option 3 - It Was Simply A Mistake, As Marvel Have Now Claimed

In all honesty, considering we have so little to read into beyond the fact that someone at Marvel's site included this character in a list, it's hard to know what to think at this stage. Personally I think this bodes well, whatever it means- what with the quality of the Netflix shows so far, if Legion does indeed end up in the MCU, he will be inhabiting a rich and fascinating world.

Whatever the result ends up being though, these are definitely exciting times.

Wrapping Up...

What do you think all this means? Was it simply a mistake by an editor? Or is it the first step towards bringing the X-Men and Avengers together on-screen? Let us know down below and be sure to enjoy your life.


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