When Legion debuted its first full trailer at San Diego Comic Con this year, fans were excited to see the upcoming series. The show, which is set to premiere next year, has rolled out a steady flow of updates over the summer to hype fans for its release. And, now, FX has posted two brand new promos for the show.
The first promo is titled ‘Switch’ and shows two of Legion’s main characters, David Haller and Syd. The footage shows the couple as they share a kiss and experience an unexpected consequence when the two switch bodies after locking lips. The second teaser is aptly titled ‘WTF’ as it shows David Haller and Lenny watching a fellow patient at a mental hospital drool blankly. Unsurprisingly, Haller looks a bit disgusted by the other’s dead stare.
Of course, the first full trailer for Legion hit the Internet shortly after Comic Con. The robust clip focused on the series’ protagonist David as stars to realize his long struggle with schizophrenia might not be what it seems. The character, who’s dealt with the mental illness since he was a teen, discovers that the voices in his head might be real.
X-Men fans should recognize the character’s name as David is sourced straight from Marvel Comics and its depiction of Legion. The hero is the son of Gabrielle Hunter and Charles Xavier, the esteemed founder of the X-Men. In the comics, Legion is one of the most powerful mutants in the multiverse, but his powers are fissured between David’s multiple personalities.
Legion will be produced by Bryan Singer who recently confirmed the series would be part of the cinematic X-Men universe. Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival, the producer said, “[Legion is] part of the X-Men universe, but when you watch it, you wouldn't have to label it, it could exist entirely on its own.”
Singer also said FX was working on yet another X-Men series despite their failed efforts with Hellfire. The next series “will relate to future X-Men movies and has a really ambitious and fun and very unique storyline,” according to Singer.
And, what’s more, fans are hoping both Legion and the unknown series may feature a desired Marvel Cinematic Universe crossover. Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel TV, is listed as an executive producer on Legion which has sparked rumors of a mash-up. However, directors Joe and Anthony Russo told ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis they haven't heard anything about an X-Men crossover.
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.
Legion will premiere in early 2017.