The time traveling & mind twisting FX series came to an end at the beginning on Monday + more Marvel, maybe, says EP & Fargo boss SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight’s Legion series finale on FX.
A baby, a showdown with the parasitic Farouk (Navid Negahban), a new beginning and future X-Men boss Charles Xavier (Harry Lloyd) empathically telling his powerful telepathic son David Heller/Legion (Dan Stevens) that he was “trapped in a war you didn’t start.”
With his feature directorial debut Lucy in the Sky starring Stevens and Natalie Portman set for release this fall and the Chris Rock-led fourth season of Fargo about to head into high gear, Hawley chatted with me recently about the satisfaction of Legion’s end and whether there would be more.
I allowed the genre to inspire me with this understanding that once we brought time into the story — which we really did last year — with the sort of future storyline it introduced past, present, and future in a way that became a bit more malleable.
DEADLINE: Time travel and the resolution, as well as the destruction that it can bring, is nothing new to the Marvel universe, but were you concerned that it slipped too close to the tropes of Avengers: Endgame?
DEADLINE: Tight, coming off Legion and with Lucy in the Sky coming out in October… HAWLEY: (laughs) We’re filming in Chicago and next week I think the production offices open in Chicago, and I decided to go ahead and release a movie right when I’m prepping to direct the first hour of Fargo.
DEADLINE: I would use the term “daunting” … HAWLEY: Yes, but I mean Fargo is such an extraordinary state of mind to tell a story in.