You don't need someone like me to tell you we're at a serious saturation point for all these superhero films and TV shows. By this writing we have dozens of superhero films on the horizon from Marvel, DC, and Fox, and just as many TV shows in production. As such, it's increasingly important that these filmmakers make the extra effort to make each outing completely unique.
With FX's Legion, we're lucky enough to have Noah Hawley on board to executive produce the show. This is a man who somehow managed to take the Coen Brothers film Fargo and turn it into a TV show worth watching. If there was someone who could take a superhero story to a different place, it'd be him. At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, we got our first trailer of the show, and I have to say, it looks like it may be worth checking out.
Now, FX has released a couple of promos, both of which only add to the unique flavor. Have a look below!
If you're still not convinced they'll be going for a different take in Legion, I feel the need to point you to this quote Hawley made to Vanity Fair earlier this year:
"[We want to go for a] surreal or dreamlike quality where it’s not just about running and kicking. There’s, whatever, 9,000 superhero stories right now. They’ve got all the running and kicking covered. I think my goal with this is to do something whimsical and imaginative and unexpected. Not just because I want to do something different, but because it feels like the right way to tell this story.”
This is from someone who is clearly aware of the impending oversaturation, and is hungry to bring something new to the table.
What did you think of the promos? Let us know in the comments below!
Legion hits FX in early 2017.
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