At last report, FX’s upcoming “X-Men” spin-off series “Legion” takes place in a different cinematic universe to the films and thus don’t expect any crossover elements.
Now, showrunner Noah Hawley is disputing that claim telling Variety that the show’s other producers Bryan Singer and Lauren Shuler Donner are both correct about how things fit. Singer previously said it ties into the films, Donner labelled it its “own, separate world”. Hawley says:
“I think it’s important for us to establish this as a fully realized world with fully realized characters. It does connect and it can connect, but I’m not relying on that. I have to prove myself. I have to prove that the show is good enough to incorporate those elements from the movie world, if that were ever possible.
It’s sort of a non-starter to say James McAvoy’s going to be in my show. I’m not saying never, but certainly not in the first year of it. You’d have to pay those guys so much money to begin with. You’d have to pay them movie money in a different medium.”
“Legion” premieres February 8th on FX.