The chilly and rain didn’t stop surprise fanatics from flocking to the Hammerstein Ballroom to trap a glimpse of the upcoming FX collection Legion at new york comic Con on Sunday. An offshoot of the X-men franchise, the express follows the story of David Haller, aka Legion, Charles Xavier’s mentally unstable son who has the prospective to be some of the highly effective mutants.
Moderated through leisure Weekly’s Chris Stack, the panel consisted of showrunner Noah Hawley (Fargo, Bones), executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner, govt producer and marvel tv head Jeph Loeb, as well as solid individuals Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, beauty and the Beast), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and recreation), Rachel Keller, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, and bill Irwin. As per surprise tradition, nobody was in point of fact allowed to assert much as opposed to how excited they have been to work on the sequence, lest a squadron of men in fits hauled them off to a grotesque destiny.
but as a reward for sticking it out, enthusiasts had been handled to a protracted preview of the pilot episode. And it used to be…k, if just a little complicated.
your complete sequence looks like it’s taken a bath within the Mayfair filter on Instagram—bright candy colors muted in a haze of grainy blue. in the first half of of the episode, we’re given a handy guide a rough crash course into David Haller’s turbulent life sooner than coming into a mental institution, including an alcohol-fueled, superpowered teenage run-in with the police and a failed try to hang himself. The episode then switches gears and specializes in Haller’s manic-pixie-meet-cute romance with Syd Barrett, Rachel Keller’s unhinged ingenue who refuses to be physically touched. It wasn’t except the previous couple of minutes of the preview that Haller’s superpowers take center stage, and whereas I won’t smash, it doesn’t essentially bode neatly for him. Oh, and Aubrey Plaza can be in there with her signature deadpan, a pair of hipster headphones, and a penchant for quirkily drumming on tables.
If that description provides you whiplash, then leisure assured that it’s meant to. Supposedly, according to the creators, the disjointed nature of the episode mirrors the confusion in Haller’s thoughts about whether or not or now not he in reality has powers or is simply totally off his rocker. It’s additionally reflective of Legion’s convoluted road to existence. quite a lot of questions on the panel centered round where exactly the show fits into the overall marvel/Fox/X-men universe, thanks to the exact same criminal quagmire that prevents the Avengers from mentioning that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are Magento’s children.
The short of it? sure, this is similar world because the X-men movies. Kinda. There’s a definite possibility that Legion takes situation in a parallel universe—a theory that showrunner Hawley didn’t outright deny when asked. No, this does not take place within the surprise Cinematic Universe. yes, they’re no longer shying far from the fact that Charles Xavier is Legion’s dad. (Dan Stevens pointed out the wheelchair in the first scene of the pilot). No, there’s probably not going to be a crossover with the X-males motion pictures or the MCU—but additionally hello, you never be aware of what sort of superpowers wonder’s lawyers have.
FX didn’t announce a selected date for the Legion top-rated, but that you can predict it to air someday in early 2017. hopefully, via then we’ll all be an entire lot much less perplexed.
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