Legion composer Jeff Russo shared this thoughts in a recent interview on Marvel Studios taking over the X-Men franchise and what he would like to see.
Legion was the first X-Men live-action series to come from the FOX era and was one of the most unique comic book shows of all-time. The series came to an end after its third season and now Marvel Studios had regained the rights to the X-Men characters. There’s no telling where Marvel Studios will take the mutants at this time. However, Legion creator Noah Hawley was developing a Doctor Doom movie before the Fox-Disney merger and met with Kevin Feige.
One of the most unique aspects of Legion was its score, which was composed by Jeff Russo. Legion‘s Jeff Russo sat down with Comicbook.com, where he talked about what he would like to see Marvel Studios do with the X-Men:
“Playing with the musical version of Legion was and will, I think, always be one of the greatest times I’ve had making the score in my entire life. I mean, Noah allowed me to play in a sandbox that I’d never played in before for visual media and there were no rules. We basically unbridled ourselves from any of the rules. And I think that if we were to be asked to do an X-Men movie of any sort, I would hope that that filmmaker would want it to be unbridled in that way, because I think that, certainly with the character David Haller, it seemed reasonable to do that. I very much enjoyed that, so I’d love to do that again and I think that it could work in a much broader sense. But who knows? We’re all just trying to make art.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Legion:
From childhood, David shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next until, in his early 30s, he met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named “Syd” (Rachel Keller). After Syd and David shared a startling encounter, he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. Syd led David to “Melanie Bird” (Jean Smart), a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists – “Ptonomy” (Jeremie Harris), “Kerry” (Amber Midthunder) and “Cary” (Bill Irwin) – each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. Together, they helped David to recognize and harness his hidden powers. With their support, David finally unlocked a deeply suppressed truth – he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power. Known as the “Shadow King,” this malevolent creature appeared in the form of David’s friend “Lenny” (Aubrey Plaza), but is actually an ancient being named “Amahl Farouk.” In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David’s body. Unfortunately, Farouk found a new host – Melanie’s husband “Oliver Bird” (Jemaine Clement) – and escaped. Just when they thought they’d earned a moment of respite, a mysterious orb appeared and took David away to an unknown place. With David and Oliver missing and Farouk on the loose, the team forms an unlikely alliance with their former enemy “Clark” (Hamish Linklater) and his well-funded government organization, Division III. Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) is on a new path to attaining infinite and world-ending power.
Legion stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Bill Irwin, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Hamish Linklater, Navid Negahban, Harry Lloyd, and Stephanie Corneliussen.