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Legion is a new show from FX that features ties to the X-Men universe, but more importantly, it’s the latest show from Fargo creator, Noah Hawley. The series stars Dan Stevens (The Guest) as David Haller, son of Professor Charles Xavier in the comics. Whether the series spends much time on their connection, we’ll have to wait and see, but Hawley has said before it’ll likely be acknowledged. Based on the footage we’ve seen so far, though, this series doesn’t need any obvious connections to the X-Men universe to get us interested.

Below, watch the Legion promos.

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Stories about folks with superpowers have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget how bonkers the entire concept is. If you pause to think about it, it’d be completely bizarre for a boy in Queens to gain spider senses. It’d be insane for an actual, living alien baby to crash down in Kansas. And so on, and so forth. So it’s nice to see Legion is injecting some much-needed weirdness back into the genre.

A spinoff of Fox’s X-Men franchise, the FX drama centers on a young man named David Haller (Dan Stevens), who’s spent much of his life going in and out of psychiatric hospitals to treat what he believes is schizophrenia. But something happens, and he starts to wonder if the voices he’s been hearing in his head might be real after all. Comics fans will know that in the books, David is the son of Professor X and that David is himself a mutant with very interesting powers. But we’ll all have to wait and see how things pan out for the small-screen version of the character. Watch the Legion trailer below.
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At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, FX premiered a trailer for Legion, their upcoming series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley. If that didn’t have you excited for this new show, we’ve since learned that the show might connect with future X-Men movies, will likely feature an appearance from Professor Xavier and Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement has joined the cast for a multiple-episode arc.

Now FX has released a new television spot for Legion that asks the question: Does David Haller know what he is?  Dan Stevens’ (The GuestDownton Abbey) character David Haller, a schizophrenic yet powerful telepathic and telekinetic mutant who may or may not be Professor X’s son. The new Legion tv spot focuses on Haller’s craziness. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.

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We don’t know a ton about FX’s Legion, which is no surprise seeing as it won’t premiere for another several months. But it’s sounding more and more intriguing with every new morsel of information we get, and thanks to New York Comic-Con we’ve gotten a whole bunch of new details recently.

For starters, series creator Noah Hawley has announced that Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) will be joining Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza in the cast. Meanwhile, the producers also touched a bit on the show’s connection (or lack thereof) to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. And to top it all off, there’s a new Legion poster to take in as well. Read about the Legion Jemaine Clement casting and much, much more below.  Read More »

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Simon Kinberg was on a Television Critics Association panel this morning for the new ABC series Designated Survivor, in which Kiefer Sutherland plays a cabinet member named President after a terrorist attack at the State of the Union address. After the panel, I caught up with Kinberg to ask about his mysterious Star Wars movie and X-Men universe projects.

First I asked Kinberg if doing a Star Wars anthology movie perhaps gave him more freedom than the Saga episodes that must continue the story along a forward path. “I love them all, to be honest,” Kinberg said. “I also work in the animated show, Star Wars Rebels, so I think it’s not necessarily freedom narratively but maybe a little more freedom tonally, because those anthology movies can have a different tone than the mainline episodes. Honestly, I’m involved in one capacity or another in almost everything over there and I love it all.”

We have yet to see how different in tone Rogue One ends up being, and it’s too early for Kinberg to know specifically about his film as he is just beginning to write it. Kinberg also discussed his upcoming X-Men projects including Deadpool 2Gambit, and Legion. Read More »