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FX releases two new promos for X-Men TV series Legion starring Dan Stevens

09.09.2016
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Dan Stevens (THE GUEST) stars in LEGION, an FX-series set in the X-Men Cinematic Universe (according to Bryan Singer anyways) about a mutant with split-personalities and unimaginable power, who thinks he's crazy and spends his time in a psychiatric ward.

I'm not sure what I think of this just yet. On the one hand, the show looks visually interesting, and seems to have a more off-kilter/quirky tone than the mainstay X-MEN films. I also like Dan Stevens a lot, as he killed it in THE GUEST, and I'm looking forward to what he brings to this role. 

However, I'm not sure it feels like X-MEN enough, and I also fear that being connected to that universe (if that is indeed true) seems like it would limit the possibilities of the premise (because now we know he's a mutant, and so will the doctors treating him), meaning there's no mystery. 

But that might be fine! Here are some promos that show off more footage from the show:

Well, I'm more on board now than I was before. That first promo with Aubrey Plaza is hilarious, and something you wouldn't see in a mainstream superhero film. And the second one shows more off-beat humor as well. I'm thinking I might like this show.

But what do you all think? And do you feel this premise can stand on its own, or do you think it's benefitted by being connect to the XMCU (if that's the right acronym)?

LEGION premieres on FX early 2017

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Extra Tidbit: Legion is Professor X's son in the Marvel comics.
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9:47AM on 09/12/2016
One problem, among many that Fox has with its X-Men material is continuity. I really hope that its not directly connected to the movie franchise, rather a stand alone story with small parts of other mutants in it.
One problem, among many that Fox has with its X-Men material is continuity. I really hope that its not directly connected to the movie franchise, rather a stand alone story with small parts of other mutants in it.
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8:47AM on 09/12/2016
The show on it's own looks good. Definitely something that circumvents the typical superhero movies/tv shows that we typically get. So far in the promo material, it hasn't really shown how much it's connected to the X-Men movies (if at all). I think it would be pretty cool for it to be completely separate for the most part, up to the season 1 finale or something when the character learns he's the son of Charles Xavier. But I think this will be successful in the same way the Netflix marvel
The show on it's own looks good. Definitely something that circumvents the typical superhero movies/tv shows that we typically get. So far in the promo material, it hasn't really shown how much it's connected to the X-Men movies (if at all). I think it would be pretty cool for it to be completely separate for the most part, up to the season 1 finale or something when the character learns he's the son of Charles Xavier. But I think this will be successful in the same way the Netflix marvel shows are successful. They're in the MCU, but have no real connection to it.
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9:48PM on 09/09/2016
The only thing that makes me interested in this project is Dan Stevens. He'd be brilliant.
The only thing that makes me interested in this project is Dan Stevens. He'd be brilliant.
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6:46PM on 09/09/2016

its not the same universe

it was going to be but now its a parallel universe.
it was going to be but now its a parallel universe.
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