There are a bunch of projects sitting in a weird sense of limbo now that the Disney-Fox merger is happening. The main ones where no one is really sure about are the Fox Marvel movies which include several X-Men movies and a Doctor Doom movie that Legion showrunner Noah Hawley. In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes Hawley confirms that he’s still working on the movie.
“I haven’t had a phone call, and I’m just operating under the assumption that it’s business as usual,” Hawley said. “Obviously, the merger, should it go through, will take a year at least. Certainly no one’s reached out to me from Marvel or Fox to say, ‘Well, you know, maybe we should take a beat or maybe we should rush.’ I’m working on the script, and we’ll see what the landscape is when I deliver it.”
After Legion it will be Hawley’s number one priority which means it could go into production before the merger completes in the next eighteen months.
“It’s coming,” Hawley promised. “I’m almost done with the last Legion script, and then it’s my first responsibility.”
Legion, which has been shamefully ignored by the award season circuit, was a fresh take on what people were expecting from a superhero television show. If fans thought they knew what to expect in season 2 longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner assures them that they do not.
“I think it was exciting for him to come up with a brand new take, a brand new story using our characters,” Shuler Donner said. “I think it’ll be fun for the audience too, so I’m down with it.”
One of the reasons we all liked Legion so much was because of how unexpected it was. More of that is good.
Summary: David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.
Legion, created by Noah Hawley, stars Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder. Legion Season 2 is due out in April of 2018.