If you hadn’t figured it out from The Guest, Dan Stevens is about as far from Downton Abbey as can be.
Stevens stars in FX’s upcoming sci-fi drama Legion, and it’s densely packed with action, effects and mind-bending visuals — the opposite, in every way, from his most famous TV role.
Legion exists in the same universe as X-Men, where the human race is “evolving,” manifesting new powers and abilities. Stevens plays David Haller, a mutant mistakenly placed in a psychiatric facility (his father is one Charles Xavier). Read more…
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Comic book movies have become so frequent that by now we mostly accept that they’re moving beyond origin stories (with the sadly notable exception of Amazing Spider-Man) to tackle the plot lines of specific issues within various comic book series.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on two 1981 issues of the Uncanny X-Men series. Our CineFix series, What’s the Difference, explores how the comic book (and the weighty X-Men lore that comes with it) was neatly streamlined into a motion picture.
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