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Legion

Suffice to say that after last week’s 90 minute pilot episode, which featured a mentally unstable main character, confused timelines, people who are dead that maybe never existed, body swapping, and a full blown song and dance number, I had no idea what to expect from episode two of Legion. Oddly enough, the direction I was the least prepared for was the actual direction that “Chapter 2” went in: straightforward. Following up on last week’s harried escape from government goons, David’s new friends take him deeper into his psyche to try and get him to understand the root and breadth of his powers. (more…)

The first thing we’ve got to ask ourselves watching the new FX series Legion is, what the hell is going on? Forget where this fits in with the X-Men universe. Forget about Easter eggs and references to the Marvel Universe. If you were watching Legion and thinking about any of that stuff you were either a) inexplicably bored by the material, or b) so hopelessly fan boy-ish that there’s no cure for you. What Noah Hawley‘s done with Legion is inexplicable. There are about a thousand ways to interpret the events of the pilot episode, and its hard to say if any of them are right. (more…)

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The comic book X-Men is a great big world with many different facets, but seeing that world brought to life in the live action realm has only covered so much ground. The 10 X-Men movies so far have focused mostly on the team, the solo adventures of Wolverine, and one slightly off-kilter tale of everyone’s favourite Merc with the Mouth, but there’s a lot of nuance to the world of X-Men, a subtlety that can often be lost in big screen, blockbuster filmmaking. Good thing then that Legion is coming to fill that void, and this new look at the show will make you look forward to its premiere – now in the not too distant future – all the more.  (more…)

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Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD is an excellent example of a show that’s been able to connect the big screen to the small screen. And soon the new FX series Legion will be doing the same thing, but this time it will involve the X-Men universe. While it, too, is part of the Marvel universe, the live-actions rights are owned by a different company. Nonetheless, Bryan Singer recently stated in an interview that Legion is a part of the X-Men universe. But just how closely related is the series in the grand scheme of things? Remember, the word “universe” can mean almost anything in comics.

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FX is certainly pulling in some big talent for their new X-Men related television movie Legion with the announcement that the production has cast Dan Stevens (Downtown Abby), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), and Jean Smart (Fargo). They join Rachel Keller (Fargo) in a growing cast in writer and producer Noah Hawley‘s new project. What roles will they be playing? (more…)

New X-Men TV Show Has Found Its Lead Actress

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A live action X-Men TV show!?! What!?! Yes, it’s true! A few months ago FX placed an order for a pilot episode of a show called Legion, which is to be based on one of the more interesting and eccentric characters in the X-Men universe. Ever since then, fans have been waiting for more details about the show and today finally brings some. Marvel TV and FX have announced the casting of Rachel Keller as the lead actress for the show. No additional casting information is known at this time, including who will play the titular character of Legion, but the casting of such a strong, new actress will be exciting for many, especially fans of Fargo where Keller was a breakout star of the second season.

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There’s been an Update from Den of Geeks on their earlier Fantastic Four movie rights rumor:

UPDATE: Fox has responded to the report that Fantastic Four’s rights are returning to Marvel – it’s “completely untrue” the studio says…

Update 2: Since our original story about the possibility of Marvel having re-acquired the rights to Fantastic Four, we’ve been contacted by 20th Century Fox. It states that our source’s suggestion that Fox had reached some kind of deal with Marvel is “completely untrue.” 

A denial has also come from Marvel. 

Well, it sounded too good to be true earlier today and that’s usually how things that sound to good to be true end up. It’s too bad though, I really want Marvel to get those Cosmic characters that FOX has tied up in the Fantastic Four Movie rights.

Here’s the original post:

Let’s walk through this rumor. Yesterday, 20th Century Fox announced the development of two new X-Men television series, Hellfire and Legion. Wait a minute… Marvel still owns the television rights to the X-Men while FOX owns the movie rights so there must have been some kind of deal going on behind the scenes. There certainly was, rumors of a deal on the table between the two floated around back in June and it looks like the Fantastic Four might have been Marvel’s key desire, with FOX holding up on agreeing to the deal while they quickly pumped out a reboot of the franchise. Now that FOX’s latest attempt to revitalize the Fantastic Four franchise has spectacularly blow up in their faces once again, signs are pointing toward FOX loosening their grip on the Fantastic Four movie rights in trade for the X-Men Television rights. (more…)

Stars: Luke Allen-Gale, Carl Beukes, Alan Dale,  Christopher Egan, Chris Fisher, Shivani Ghai, Rosalind Halstead and Anthony Head.LEEE777 –  Based on the 2010 film Legion, Dominion debuts June 19 at 9/8c on the Syfy channel.
IDW Publishing brought out a  4 issue mini-series called Legion: Prophets.
Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/SuperGamer/news/?a=99649#7YEBzpYbMRq8ZZA3.99
Stars: Luke Allen-Gale, Carl Beukes, Alan Dale,  Christopher Egan, Chris Fisher, Shivani Ghai, Rosalind Halstead and Anthony Head.LEEE777 –  Based on the 2010 film Legion, Dominion debuts June 19 at 9/8c on the Syfy channel.
IDW Publishing brought out a  4 issue mini-series called Legion: Prophets.
Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/SuperGamer/news/?a=99649#7YEBzpYbMRq8ZZA3.99

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In an interesting twist, SyFy is bringing a new series to television that won’t make fans start over and relive the entire source material. Instead of just rebooting the Legion movie and slapping it on TV, this time we’re propelled 25 years into the future in Dominion. Legion fans can stop writing fanfic and find out: (Use your best Paul Harvey voice here) “The rest of the story.” (more…)

Priest The Trailer

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May 13th! The Legion lookin- Comic based movie has been a much chatted about about subject this past year.  Now with the trailer out, it looks pretty badass, HOW-THE FUCK-EVER I think that the blood is starting to dry up while the masses are starting to acclimate to Vampire fare so often it becomes Dull! Priest though, looks pretty awesome!

The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

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DVD Tuesday 5/11/10: Let’s Rent Some Movies

legionHello folks, once again, it’s another Tuesday and we here at NerdBastards got ya covered for DVD Tuesday. Like any Tuesday, we will tell ya what movies is worth the BUY, RENT, and PASS. With todays title, ya’ll probably could guess what it’ll pretty much be. We’ll also have the Old Movies Are New Again and TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out. Unfortunatley, the Anime Pick of The Week is on hiatus this week.  Check out after the jump to see what is exactly coming out. (more…)