You want to know how Dan Stevens gets news about Legion season three? The same way everyone else does.
"This is how I get intel on Legion, by the way. Just coming to Comic-Con and listening to the panel," Stevens jokes during the San Diego Comic-Con panel on Sunday.
Turns out, Legion viewers are not the only ones desperate for any scoop at all on the new season of the FX drama series, which is why fans flooded Hall H to hear from Stevens and his cast mates Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder and Jeremie Harris. Executive Producers John Cameron and Jeph Loeb and co-executive producer Nathaniel Halpern were also on the panel to talk all things Legion, even if "all things" meant "not that much" because season three secrets are very tightly guarded.
So what were fans able to get out of the Legion cast about the new season?
"I know that Lenny is obviously gonna have a part to play in [season three]," Stevens says. "We're off together in some form. Syd's a bit mad. But I don't know very much at this stage."
Stevens did, however, speculate on David’s journey based on his storyline in the comic books, which serve as inspiration for Legion.
"If you know Legion and if you’ve looked at the comics, if you have any knowledge of the character, you know there's the potential for this guy, who we have sympathy for, to turn into one of the greatest villains in the universe. He’s a real world-ender," Stevens reminds the audience. "And almost every episode there are those twists and turns where he’s going to light side [and then] he’s going to the dark side. And that’s what makes it such an amazingly delicious role to play."
As for Syd and David’s rollercoaster of a love story, the season two finale brought the ride to a complete and utter stop as he ran off with Lenny instead of trying for redemption with his girl and his friends.
"In terms of where we specifically ended up in the end of season two, it was shocking for us, I think. Because you root for David and Syd and that’s the mark of a great love story. You want to see this couple succeed but Nathaniel [Halpern] is doing his best to throw a spanner in that one," Stevens laughs. "It makes it an entertaining ride, for sure."
Without David around, there is now opportunity for his lady love Syd to step in and become the hero, a concept that really excites Rachel Keller.
"The best heroes are the ones who are taken by surprise and she's certainly caught up in something that has a necessity for her which calls upon all of her strengths," Keller says. "She's so self-aware and knowing, so I'm excited to see her tackle something so big. Maybe she can't handle it and maybe she fails. What does the hero do when everything’s faltering?"
If you're a fan of the big, trippy dance sequences that Legion is now famous for, you'll be pleased to learn that Halpern is game to have more of those in future episodes, but only if it works within the story.
"If it fits, we'll see. The tricky thing on this show, but also the great thing, is not getting too comfortable," he says. "If there's a new way in for the dance scene, we'll definitely be doing that."
Whatever happens in season three, Legion fans should rest assured that they will be in good hands. Why? Because when Bill Irwin was asked which superhero he’d like to be, he picked Legion creator and executive producer Noah Hawley. You can’t go wrong with a superhero at the helm.
Check out more highlights from Legion’s Hall H Comic-Con panel below.
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