X-MEN Movies And TV Shows Won't Be Tied Together; Sentinels Confirmed For Matt Nix's Family Drama

X-MEN Movies And TV Shows Won't Be Tied Together; Sentinels Confirmed For Matt Nix's Family Drama

Legion producer Lauren Shuler Donner sheds some light on how the big & small screen X-Men Universes will stand apart, while confirming that a new version of the Sentinels are coming to live-action!

IGN recently sat down with Lauren Shuler Donner for a lengthy chat about Legion, and she confirmed in the interview that the upcoming FX series will not take place in the same world as the X-Men movies. There's been a lot of confusion about whether or not that would be the case, but it was also thought that they probably were linked, albeit with Legion standing apart from the big screen stories.

Despite saying that the show will "touch on" David Haller's father (Professor Charles Xavier in the comic books), she added: "[We're] making it separate. We're our own world." Pushed for details on what that is when it was recently confirmed that Matt Nix's upcoming family drama is going to be set in the film universe, Donner dropped some intriguing details about what we should expect from that. 
 
"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."
 
A new, present day version of the Sentinels should be pretty fun to see, though on a TV budget, it would suck if they're basically just robots disguised as humans or something similar! Time will tell, but Donner went on to explain how the movie and TV worlds will ultimately end up tying 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, no high profile 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." What do you think?
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