More X-Men nods are coming to Legion season 2 – like classic costumes and iconic locations. The FX series, which debuted with its first season just last February, has received a lot of interest care of its creative storytelling and supposed affinity with the famed X-Men films – making it the first small screen project to be tied-up to the blockbuster hits.
While Legion was originally marketed as some kind of an offshoot for X-Men film franchise (delving into a side of the world that the big screen narratives don’t get much into), there are still a lot of unanswered questions with regard to the connection (and separation) between the series and storied movie saga. Indeed, just the other week it was confirmed by movie producer Laura Shuler Donner that the show can’t crossover with the films. But that doesn’t mean the bigger mutant mythos doesn’t exist in the show’s plane.
During last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, star Dan Stevens sat down with ComicBook and teased what X-Men nods we can expect in Legion‘s brand second year:
“There’s some cool outfits that we haven’t seen; there’s some hair that we’ve got to work up to; there’s also some locations… there’s some stuff in Tibet in the comics, I wouldn’t be adverse to it.”
The actor’s season 1 co-star, Aubrey Plaza, who played Lenny Busker – David’s mental hospital friend – has chimed in and shared about the possibility of show exploring the history and background of series big bad The Shadow King:
“There’s Farouk’s family – let’s bring the family in. See where this b*tch comes from.”
Despite David being finally free of The Shadow King, the supervillain will continue to linger around, molding itself in several other personalities that will come to contact with Legion. Casting for season 2 of the series has already revealed that the entity of pure psychic energy will next reside in Wonder Woman actor, Saïd Taghmaoui.
It is important to note that while these developments see the show plunder the X-Men comic mythos, it doesn’t hint at anything relating the movies – so don’t expect Patrick Stewart as Professor X anytime soon. Although that may sadden fans who were pining for a more obvious connection between the properties, it might be a better route for the FX series to make its own mark without being creatively shackled to the more complex mythos that the big screen productions have set.
Legion season 2 airs on FX in 2018.
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