The post-credits scene has become a trademark of Marvel movies. This even applies if they don’t take place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the shows from the House of Ideas have followed suit as well with the most recent being the season finale of ‘Legion’ last week. But if you switched channels or turned off the TV prematurely, then now is your chance to catch up on what True Believers have been talking about when it comes to arguably one of the best comic book television series ever.
About a week after the conclusion the X-Men show’s first season, FX released the scene on their YouTube channel. Not only did it act as a sort of epilogue to the David Haller’s story that unfolded over the eight episodes, but it also teased fans a bit with what they could expect from Season Two. In fact, series creator Noah Hawley described his thought process behind the scene to The Hollywood Reporter and essentially put it that way exactly:
“In terms of putting it as a post-credits sequence, I think there’s a proud tradition of that on the Marvel features side. It’s the beginning of another thought. I wanted to give people the end song and the feeling of watching the credits, to let them absorb the complete story they just watched. And then I wanted to tease them as to what chapter two is going to be.”
Now that we’ve gotten a bit of insight from the creator, here’s the post-credits scene in question for True Believers to dissect and discuss to their hearts desire while they anxiously await season two:
For anyone wondering what could possibly be going on here, your guess is as good as ours. There isn’t really anything in the comics involving David being abducted by what is essentially a Pokeball. But just as Hawley did with the Shadow King, the showrunner may be playing fast and loose with elements from the comics to create his trippy, out there, and magnificent adaptation of the powerful mutant’s story. For all we know, this could be his way of hinting at yet another Marvel Comics villain making their way towards ‘Legion’. But unfortunately, we’ll likely have to wait a while to get some real answers, so feel free to speculate about this scene in the comments below.
‘Legion’ starring Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, Bill Irwin, and Jermaine Clement will return for a 10-episode second season on FX next year.