Several months ago FX released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming X-Men spin-off TV Series Legion at San Diego Comic Con. It was met with some intrigue and praise on it’s obvious difference from the X-Men films that have grace the theater the past decade. It was originally believed that this series (along with the cancelled Hellfire series) would be set within it’s own universe not connected to the films in any way.
However, longtime X-Men director and Legion executive producer Bryan Singer reveals to The Hollywood Reporter that this series may hold the keys to the future of the X-films:
“[Legion is] part of the X-Men universe, but when you watched it, you wouldn’t have to label it, it could exist completely on its own. [It] will relate to future X-Men movies.”
In the comics David Haller (Dan Stevens) was the son of Professor Charles Xavier. He suffers from the mental illness dissociate identity disorder, with each of his personas controlling one of his many abilities. Does this mean he could possibly appear in future films? He first appeared in the New Mutants #25 which ironically is in pre-production for a feature film by Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone.
Legion arrives on FX in 2017