In an interview with Comic Book Resources, executive producer for Legion Noah Hawley stated that they are considering having Professor X at least cameo in some way in Legion‘s second season.
Hawley elaborates that the idea hasn’t quite been taken off the ground yet, and doesn’t commit to it either:
“I think that’s something we’re definitely going to approach. It’s a creative conversation, but it’s also a sort of corporate conversation, you know, on some level, in terms of the movie studio and their relationship to the X-Men and the characters they want in the movies and want to protect potentially. And were we to want to have Professor X on the show, or even Patrick Stewart on the show, James McAvoy or one of those actors, is a conversation both with the actor and with the studio. So, I don’t know, I haven’t really dived into that quandary yet, but certainly I need to start thinking about it.”
However, when the idea was presented to Patrick Stewart on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the actor seemed more than happy with the idea that Logan would be not necessarily be the end of Professor X as a character. So at the very least, Hawley likely has a yes from Stewart if they decide on the idea for Legion.
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