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SDCC 2017: Patrick Stewart has been approached to appear as Charles Xavier in Legion

July 22nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

While we were a little disappointed to hear yesterday that The Gifted, the new X-Men TV series, won’t be connected to the main X-Men movies, it seems Legion may not be in the same boat.

In Legion Dan Stevens (above, left) plays David Haller, a character who, in the comics, is Professor X’s son.

Professor X is, of course, played by Patrick Stewart in the first batch of X-Men movies (above, right).

Stevens has revealed that he has approached Stewart about appearing in Legion as his father and it seems, it isn’t off the table. Stevens said: “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:

Showrunner David Haller added: “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.”

Haller is adopted in the comics, but he has a complicated relationship with his family… it could be fun to see that happen on the small screen.

And then, as you can see below, the official Twitter account for the show said it’s being worked on (below)

 

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.

Source: Heroic Hollywood

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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….

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