Looks like Fox is interested in getting some of the MCU cash, as just TODAY they’ve announced they are working on two live action adaptions from the X-Men universe.
First up on FX is Legion. Featuring David Haller (Legion), Charles Xavier’s estranged son. Legion first appeared in the late 80’s and was a direct cause of the “Age of Apocalypse” storyline. The show features Noah Hawley (Fargo) as the shows producer. The official blurb from Fox is:
Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
Legion sounds like something right up my alley. Shows that mess with the viewer as much as they mess with the characters in it.
From FOX itself we’re getting Hellfire. Based off the events from the Hellfire Club, introduced in the early 80’s, the show is said to take place in the late 60’s and will feature a “young special agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires — known as ‘The Hellfire Club’ — to take over the world.”. It will be interesting to see how this particular show ties in with the X-Men films narrative.
Both shows have Bryan Singer and Jeph Loeb attached as producers.
No word on when principle filming begins or projected air dates, but you KNOW we’ll be sure to let you know.