Marvel Television has made some pretty major announcements during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. On Thursday, we saw previews for the upcoming Netflix shows ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Iron Fist’, and ‘The Defenders’. Friday was dominated by ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as they announced that Ghost Rider is making his way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe by way of the ABC series. But history was made last night at SDCC as the House of Ideas officially debuted the first teaser for ‘Legion,’ their upcoming live-action (non-MCU) X-Men collaboration with FX Productions from ‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley.
During his annual Cup O Joe panel, Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada made good on his promise to unveil the first look at a brand new Marvel series. Joined by Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb on stage, Quesada said, “Some of you feel like we don’t talk about the X-Men.” With that, they gave us the trailer for the eight-episode series starring Dan Stevens ‘Downton Abbey’ as David Haller, the illegitimate son of Professor Charles Xavier and one of the most powerful mutants in the world. You can check out the footage below, followed by the official synopsis of the show:
Since he was a teenager, David Haller 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.
That was super trippy, right? I don’t even know what to say about that dance number. But then again, that’s what it must be like in David’s head. Hawley’s approach is definitely unlike any other superhero show on television right now, so I’m really curious to see how this whole show unfolds. Plus, I wonder if any other mutants will be introduced as well.
What do you think about the first look at ‘Legion’? Will you be tuning in to FX to check this show out next year? Let us know in the comments.
‘Legion’ starring Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, and Bill Irwin debuts on FX in early 2017.
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