Newswire: FX maintains Legion’s X-Men “origins”

After screening the first half of the Legion pilot for an audience at Comic Con, creator Noah Hawley answered some audience questions about just how connected the show will be to the larger X-Men Universe. The short version: Yes, it will be linked, and Professor X—David Haller’s father in the comics—will be involved one way or another. But that doesn’t mean that James McAvoy and/or Patrick Stewart are suddenly going to come rolling along. Hawley first explained that the series is “true to the origins of this character and just leave it at that.” But asked point blank about whether there will be a “hint” of Haller’s familial connection, Hawley responded: “I don’t think you can really tell the story without that element to it. And so I would say you probably will.” Dan Stevens, who plays David, jumped in, coquettishly. “There’s …

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