Legion star Dan Stevens has approached Patrick Stewart to reprise his role as Professor X from the X-Men film series on the FX show. ET reports that Stevens, who’s character David Haller is Professor X’s son, is a huge fan and would love for him to be a part of the series. Here is the quote:
“Oh god, Patrick Stewart takes a lot of beating and he did seem interested. He seemed very unaware of the show, but I mentioned that he was my dad, and he seemed pleasantly surprised.”
Legion showrunner Noah Hawley also discussed the direction they are planning for season 2, and how David Haller’s family fits into all of that. Here is his quote:
“I think we want to address that. It’s normal when you learn you’re adopted to want to know who your real family is. He doesn’t yet know the identity, so I think it will be a process to get there.”
Of course fans of the comics know the familial relationship between Haller and Professor X, but it is something the show has not yet outright confirmed. However at San Diego Comic-Con, when asked if Professor X will ever appear on the show, Hawley noted that, “We are working on it.” The Legion Twitter account tweeted the quote, which you can view below:
— Legion (@LegionFX) July 21, 2017
Legion is executive produced by Noah Hawley and John Cameron, with X-Men film producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and X-Men director Bryan Singer, as well as Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
The series stars 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, Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk, Katie Aselton as Amy Haller, and Jemaine Clement as Oliver Bird. Here’s the official synopsis:
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
Season 2 of Legion will premiere in 2018.
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