When Legion returns for Season Two, it could be coming back with some iconic X-Men flair.
Legion surprised a lot of Marvel fans with its offbeat, artsy take on some major pieces of X-Men mythos, gaining a strong cult-following along the way. With Season Two on the horizon, fans are expecting showrunner Noah Hawley to adapt even more elements of the X-Men universe into fun and unique television drama, while keeping the offbeat step that distinguished the series in the first place.
While at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, we here at ComicBook.com had a chance to sit down with the cast and showrunner of Legion, to talk about what season 2 will bring. One of the more exciting things we learned in that conversation was that the upcoming season will bringing some costumes, locales, and even hairstyles that are plucked straight from X-Men comic book canon!
You can watch our interview with the Legion cast above, or read the teases of the iconic X-Men elements we'll see, in the quote below.
When we talked to Legion stars Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, we had to ask which iconic X-Men comic book elements will be featured in season 2. According to Dan Stevens:
"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."
Actress Aubrey Plaza added a suggestion: "There's Farouk's [The Shadow King] family - let's bring the family in. See where this b*tch comes from."
Since Legion exists in a separate reality form the X-Men movie universe, with an interpretation of the comics that's very different, it remains to be see what kind of "outfits" we'll see, and what the iconography behind those outfits is. As for the hair: In the comics, David Haller/Legion sports a pretty unique and distinct hairstyle - one that Marge Simpson would be proud of. It's not exactly a hairstyle that will look all that natural or sensible in live-action, so it'll be interesting to see how Legion pulls it off.
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The series stars Stephen Moyer (SHOTS FIRED, “True Blood”), Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Natalie Alyn Lind (GOTHAM) and Percy Hynes White (“Night at the Museum 3”) as the STRUCKER family. Also featured in the series are Sean Teale (“Reign”) as ECLIPSE/MARCOS DIAZ; Jamie Chung (GOTHAM) as BLINK/CLARICE FERGUSON; Emma Dumont (“Aquarius”) as POLARIS/LORNA DANE; Blair Redford (“Satisfaction”) as THUNDERBIRD/JOHN PROUDSTAR; and Coby Bell (“Burn Notice”) as Sentinel Services Agent JACE TURNER. The series is written by Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise”) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
Legion - Legion is the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human. It introduces the story of David Haller, who since he was a teenager, has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
The show stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Jean Smart (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jeremie Harris (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water), Katie Aselton (The League) and Bill Irwin (Interstellar) star in Legion.