The Trailer for 'Legion' Episode 2 Kicks Up the Intrigue and Insanity

Thursday, 09 February 2017 - 11:40AM
Captain Marvel
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Thursday, 09 February 2017 - 11:40AM
The Trailer for 'Legion' Episode 2 Kicks Up the Intrigue and Insanity
Image credit: FX
The first episode of FX's new superhero show Legion is officially out in the world and it already has reviewers praising it and simultaneously scratching their heads. Meanwhile, FX has released a preview of what we'll be getting in the show's next episode, and it doesn't look like the surreal plot is going to take a break any time soon, as David is seen undergoing testing to determine the full extent of his mutant powers.



The clip teases a mutant war which is currently raging—this concept will be very familiar to those who are up to speed with their X-Men lore, as it's often the case that mutantkind find themselves persecuted by wider society. What's interesting, though, is that those on at least one side of the conflict don't seem to want to take things lying down. Melanie Bird, a psychiatrist played by Jean Smart, seems to be aiming to help David, but in practice it looks like her motives are less than benevolent.

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What's particularly exciting about this show is the fact that it doesn't fit snugly into the canon that's been established by the existing movies. This story is a unique creation, and while showrunner Noah Hawley isn't closing the door to potential crossovers with the movies at a later date, for the moment even hardcore X-Men fans are in the dark as to how exactly the mutant war is playing out within the story told in Legion.

Fresh ideas are a wonderful thing, and considering the high level of praise that viewers have heaped on the first episode of Legion, it seems that if there's one thing the show has in abundance, it's new ways to approach its main character's bizarre mutant powers.
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