The X-Men's first foray into television is proving itself to be among the most compelling dramas on air right now. (Let's not count Mutant X, ok.) Noah Hawley has been bringing his deft production skills that made Fargo a hit to FX with the new hit show Legion.
The show explores the psyche and relationships with a skewed perspective thanks to main character David Haller, a menace in the comic books who adopts the show's title as his villainous moniker.
And though Legion's David has a few similarities with his comic book counterpart, one stark difference sets the two apart: their parentage. In the comics, David is the son of X-Men founder and leader Charles Xavier. And ever since fans learned that the show was being developed, people have wondered whether we'd see the film version of Professor X on TV screens.
While appearing on the Late Late Show to promote the final Wolverine film Logan, Patrick Stewart mentioned the film being his last portrayal of the character, but gave a caveat that he'd appear in Deadpool.
But Dan Stevens, star of the FX series, made another suggestion.
"What about Professor X in Legion?" Stevens asked, prompting both Stewart and James Corden to go wild with their pointing fingers (and a warm response from the crowd).
Stevens explained Xavier's parentage to Corden, and followed up by saying "So essentially, I've got a job offer."
Corden asked Stewart, "Are you in?"
And Stewart's response: "ABSOLUTELY. One hundred percent."
So, there you haven't. If Professor X's appearance in the show wasn't in the works before, we hope it is now. But who knows how it will tie in, or if that same connection is in the cards for Hawley's version of the character.
At least we know that Stewart is up for appearing in the show and possibly reprising his role as Xavier.