The X-Men universe has been expanding in the realm of big screen blockbusters since the release of Bryan Singer’s 2000 film — with most recent entries being the Deadpool solo flick and the prequel trilogy-concluding installment X-Men: Apocalypse. However, a new X-universe will be launching early next year with FX and Marvel TV’s joint venture: Legion. The series was initially announced late in 2015 — along with another project, Hellfire, that has since been abandoned — as part of the Marvel and Fox partnership and will finally premiere early next year.
Noah Hawley (Fargo) serves as showrunner of Legion, which follows an extremely powerful mutant named David Haller (Beauty and the Beast’s Dan Stevens) who is diagnosed with having multiple personalities — each of which has their own abilities, but it takes a toll on his mental health. FX and Marvel have released a handful of teasers, clips, and promos for the series, but a new trailer offers more insight into Legion and unveils the show’s official premiere date.
FX debuted the second trailer for Legion [above], which announces the show will premiere Wednesday February 8, 2017. The trailer itself teases a brewing war, one that many believe David Haller may be the key to winning. However, as has been depicted in previous footage for Legion, David is often seen questioning what is real and what isn’t.
While previous clips and teasers for Legion have showcased his time in a mental health care facility — where he meets his friend Lenny Busker (Aubrey Plaza) and a mysterious young woman named Syd Barrett (Rachel Keller) — this latest trailer focuses more on David’s time outside of that facility. There, he meets the psychiatric therapist Melanie (Jean Smart), who tries to help David “rewrite the story of [his] life”, and Ptonomy Wallace (Jeremie Harris), who tells David he is the key to “winning the war.”
Between these comments, and an incredibly brief shot of mutants fighting off militaristic soliders, this trailer for Legion certainly seems to be teasing a larger conflict between human and mutants — one that may feel more true to the X-Men legacy than fans initially expected. Still, how all the pieces of the puzzle shown in various trailers come together in Legion remains to be seen; although, at least, fans won’t have much longer to wait, with roughly two months left until the series premieres on FX.
Legion will premiere Wednesday February 8, 2017 on FX.
Source: FX Networks