Legion Showrunner Talks If The Series Will Connect To X-Men Cinematic Universe

Just days after the announcement that it will exist, producers for Legion are already fielding questions about how and whether it will tie into the existing X-Men cinematic universe.

And as you'd expect, they haven't given it that much thought yet at this point -- or they have, but the thought they've put into it is limited to the scope of how things directly impact the series itself.

"I think more the latter," Noah Hawley told TV Insider when asked whether they would be intertwined with Hellfire or separate. "We certainly haven't had any conversations about crossovers. I don't know anything about it, but I think that one is more linearly taken out of the world of the movies. Ours has its own world to it."

In regards to the movies, it sounded like they're in the same universe, but won't actually interact very much.

"It's conceived more as a standalone," Hawley said. "I don't want to say too much more about it on that level, but certainly it's not constructed as a back-door anything. It's more just that there's a story that I want to explore that has to fit into that larger universe, which is exciting."


Legion, along with Hellfire, were both announced this week and are expected to be developed at FX and FOX, respectively, for the 2016-2017 TV season.