It seems that Marvel is letting Fox expand their X-Men license into the television shows as this new original series about the son of Professor Xavier is set to premiere sometime in 2017. Here is the official trailer.
David Haller was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, and has been a patient in various psychiatric hospitals since. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow psychiatric patient, he is confronted with the possibility that there may be more to him than mental illness. (thanks Wiki).
Dan Stevens as David Haller
Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett
Jean Smart as Melanie Bird
Aubrey Plaza as Lenny Busker
Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy Wallace
Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk
Katie Aselton as Amy Haller
Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m on the fence about this one since my DVR is already loaded with the superhero shows thanks to all of the stuff on The CW and “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. I should admit that I didn’t “love” the most recent “X-Men: Apocalypse” film that was released and really think the time is now for these properties to return to Marvel so more interplay can be done for the fans of these characters. Don’t even get me started on the horrific “Fantastic Four” film from 2015 which Fox delivered to scores of negative reviews. Marvel Studios is on the winning path with their legendary heroes and I think all need to be under one umbrella at this point. Now as far as Legion goes as a character, I never really liked him at all. Sure he is the son of Xavier and has multiple personalities and powers but will that make for a compelling show as much as a possibly interesting comic series? Who knows. I will likely program the DVR to catch a few episodes and see if I will stick with it. What do you readers think of this brief trailer and the prospect of this as a series? Let me know in the comments section below.
Official Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion_(TV_series)