The X-men are heading to TV. Their first show “Legion” is premiering Wednesday Feb.8th.Another untitled project has been ordered to pilot and will be probably airing at a later date.
I have been kind of underwhelmed with the movies over the last few years and welcome this chance to see the X-men in more of an atmosphere where they can tell a broader story, give more character development and slow down the pace of their stories a bit more. These shows should be FOX’s “Netflix”.
I had heard “Legion” was going to be a stand alone series and I think that is a terrible idea. Part of the magic of the Marvel movies is how they interconnected all these characters. To keep them separate limits the types of stories you can tell and what you can reference in those stories.
If they are able to bring success to these shows I could even see some of the X-men from the movies showing up on them as many of them have not had NEAR the big screen success afterwards that the Marvel actors have had.
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