As you know, the raucous and decadent Edinburgh Television Festival is in full swing right now, which can only mean one thing: an intimate and informative on-stage conversation between X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer and 21st Century Fox CEO Peter Rice.
The two appeared during one of the festival's "Gamechangers" sessions (*raises eyebrow*), during which Singer dropped a few new hints about FX's upcoming mutant series, Legion. As reported by the folks at THR:
Singer discussed Legion, which he is executive producing for FX, saying it is designed to be a series that is "part of the X-Men universe, but when you watched it, you wouldn't have to label it, it could exist completely on its own." He said it and another planned X-Men series "will relate to future X-Men movies." And he added it would feature a “really ambitious and fun and very unique storyline.”
Obviously, this leaves us with three questions:
- What's the other planned X-Men series?
- Which storyline will these shows and future films be following?
- Could maybe someone else direct an X-Men movie, please?
The answers are as follows:
- No idea.
- Maybe "very unique" means it'll be something all new?
You'll recall that we got our first look at Legion back during SDCC. I recall that footage being way more entertaining than I expected, so - cracks at the X-franchise aside - I really am looking forward to checking that out. I mean, if nothing else, it's got Dan Stevens in it, and that's a step in the right direction.
Stay tuned for more on Legion (and the cripplingly mediocre X-Men franchise) as it becomes available.