Well, I’m not sure if the full trailer for Legion answered any questions for you, but if it did, I’m gonna need to get filled in right away. Season 1 ended with David being sucked into an orb and flying away and season 2 looks like the Shadow King is back in various forms, ranging from Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement and newcomer to the show, Navid Negahban.
Obviously I won’t be happy unless we get the weird angry kid and angry Humpty-Dumpty versions of the Shadow King, but I’ll live with a healthy dose of Aubrey Plaza. This new season looks like it’s going to be absolutely insane. Few more clips below. Let us know what you think – we’ll definitely be talking about this on our next podcast! Legion returns April 4th on FX!
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As of this posting earlier it was learned that Bryan Singer will be removed as Executive Producer of the newly renewed Fox show “The Gifted”, it is now being reported that he will now be removed from FX’s Legion as well.
The news comes before work starts on season two but the twist here is that Singer is the one who asked to be removed. “Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that,” Legion creator/executive producer Noah Hawley said after a TCA panel for the series earlier today. It is said that Singer himself reached out to FX once a new wave of sexual misconduct and assault claims began to surface and he did not want to be a distraction to the production and success of the shows.
“Very early on in the conception of the show, I met him a couple of times,” Hawley explains. “He was interested in directing the pilot, but once I stepped in to direct, I haven’t spoken to him since that moment. Really, he was a name on the screen.” This may finally be the end of having Singer attached to the X-men franchise with these announcements and now Simon Kinsberg taking the reigns of X-men films.
There is more and more news coming out of Comic-con in San Diego and this is one of them
The Legion panel ended with a pretty major news drop (well, two) as FX officially revealed that Saïd Taghmaoui has joined the season two cast as Amahl Farouk, a.k.a. the Shadow King.
The entire principal cast, including Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder, were all in attendance for the show’s first ever SDCC panel alongside series creator Noah Hawley and executive producers John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Jeph Loeb.
Season two plot details were kept under wraps, but Hawley did cryptically tease that they are working on possibly introducing David Haller’s famous father, Professor X. We also learned that the second season will consist of ten episodes, which are expected to debut early 2018.
Taghmaoui is coming in hot after a scene-stealing performance as Sameer in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman and his past credits include American Hustle, Three Kings, The Infiltrator, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Lost.