International Business Times has reported that the standalone film on Deadpool has encouraged the studio to go ahead with films based on single X-Men characters who haven’t enjoyed much space in any the X-Men films. In fact, Deadpool did way better when it comes to the box office earning as compared to X-Men: Apocalypse.
This has caused Simon Kinberg to state that it is not just the franchise that is popular, there are several characters from the franchise who have become popular with the audience beyond and above their franchise. There are characters like New Mutants, Deadpool, and Gambit, who have been created marvelously by the Marvel Studios.
Deadpool has been used by Marvel to market the X-Men: Apocalypse before it releases in Japan on 11th August. Deadpool released in Japan on 1st June and given the popularity the character enjoyed, the studio wanted to use it to promote their next.
According to Comic Book. Kinsberg also spoke about the series based on Legion. The series is going to be based completely on the character of Legion and will premiere in 2017 with eight episodes.
The studio is going ahead with only eight episodes to judge the reception of the series. The lead role of Legion will be portrayed by Dan Stevens and will also include Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Rachel Keller and Jean Smart to name a few.
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