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NYCC 2016: Jeph Leob confirms Marvel and FOX are ‘building bridges’ for the cinematic universe(s)

October 9th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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You may recall we reported a while ago that it appeared that FOX’s upcoming Legion TV Series was blurring the lines between the FOX Marvel universe and the MCU actual.

Well, it seems there’s IS something to it.

After screening a portion of the show’s pilot episode at New York Comic Con 2016 – it was very well received apparently – Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb appeared to tell the crowd a couple of very interesting things.

Firstly, it appears that Jemaine Clement, star of What We Do in the Shadows and Flight of The Concords, will be in the series alongside Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza – however, who he’ll be playing is still very hush, hush.

Secondly, Loeb also confirmed that FOX and Marvel/Disney ARE building bridges ala Marvel and Sony and that Legion will be the beginning of that bridge.

Does this mean we’ll finally see X-Men and Avengers meeting onscreen? Hard to say, but it’s something that seems to be happening for quite sometime albeit behind closed doors.

And wouldn’t that be something special? Yes. Yes it would…

Watch this space for more and by all means sound off below and on the ol’ Facebook and Twitter.

Legion arrives in 2017.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….