X-Men Movies and TV Universes Won’t Be Tied Together
For those hoping to see our favorite mutants of the X-Men on the small screen will be slightly disappointed. Apparently both the film and TV universes of the Marvel franchise won’t be tied together, but we may be seeing some familiar enemies in the form of Sentinels on TV soon.
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed some more details with IGN on this latest development, including how the upcoming series Legion won’t take place in the same world as the films. There has been a lot of discussion on how the show would fit into the X-Men universe, so Lauren has shed some light on the subject saying how far apart the two worlds would be. Even though the show will “touch on” David Haller’s father Professor X, Lauren said, “[We’re] making it separate. We’re our own world.” Unlike Legion, Donner clarified how much of the cinematic universe is part of Matt Nix’s upcoming family drama.
Matt’s is much more a part of just the world in terms of there are mutants, mutants are hated and there are Sentinels — though very different from what we’ve seen before. You feel like you’re here in the X-Men world. With Legion, we’re our own universe. It gives Noah the freedom to do what he wants to do. Because we play with so many different timelines, and we rebooted and not really rebooted and all that, we felt like, OK, we’re going to throw it out there and hope the fans accept it.
We are also going to be getting a visit from the Sentinels on Nix’s upcoming series. We should expect a present day version, but more on a TV budget. Hopefully the effects will still be good with the portrayal of the robots. It will take some time, but Donner also explained how both universes would eventually be tied together.
The cinematic universe will not worry about Legion. They will not worry about these TV worlds as all. They will just continue in the way that they have been continuing, and there is some great stuff that we are developing. I can just say it’s going to be new and different, and yet Legion and our other show, we’re not going to get in each other’s way.
So will we expect any big name X-Men cameos? “It depends. The feature side comes first, unfortunately, because it’s established. They’re our characters, so they come first, and as we decide feature world where we’re going, there are certain characters we know we won’t get into or if we do get into, it’s OK to have them have an appearance.”
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