Legion,the upcoming Fx show is about David Haller, played by Dan Stevens is a schizophrenic patient with larger than life special abilities. The character is based on the comic book of the same name. It may be one of the most anticipated new shows of the year, with its association with the X-Men series. Haller is the son of Professor X. Though the showrunner, Noah Hawley as stated that Legion is not set within the continuity of the X-Men universe,producers Bryan Singer and Fox Ceo Peter Rice have stated otherwise.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that both were present for a panel called “Gamechangers” where Singer confirmed that Legion will tie in with upcoming movies:
“(It’s) part of the X-Men universe, but when you watched it, you wouldn’t have to label it, it could exist completely on its own. (They) will relate to future X-Men movies (with a) really ambitious and fun and very unique storyline.”
Rice also talked about how television and movies have different aspects to offer when telling a story:
“Movies are ultimately narrative stories,” said Rice. “I find TV is ultimately a character journey.”
Singer who has helmed the X-Men franchise for three movies has been a controversial figure for many X-Men fans. Singer has been known to change entire story lines and cut out characters from the films. Although this is a known practice in the film industry, many critics have a particular issue with Singer’s interpretations. although this has not stopped the director to profess his love and fascination for the X-Men in general.Even showing the crowd an X-Men tattoo on his right leg :
“I identified with the X-Men characters as being outcasts,” he said because he was a bad student and had various issues, including with sexuality. He also thought it would be a “cool” universe to continue exploring as he always loved big-budget adventure movies.