LEGION Star Dan Stevens On The Possibility Of Returning As David Haller In The MCU

LEGION Star Dan Stevens On The Possibility Of Returning As David Haller In The MCU LEGION Star Dan Stevens On The Possibility Of Returning As David Haller In The MCU

While doing the rounds to promote his latest movie, Abigail, Dan Stevens spoke about the possibility of reprising his Legion role as David Haller in the MCU...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 20, 2024 10:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Legion

Over the course of its three seasons, FX's Legion established itself as one of the most intriguing, visually-arresting, and flat-out strange Marvel Comics-based shows of all time.

Set in the X-Men universe (kinda), the series followed the son of Charles Xavier, David Haller (Dan Stevens), as he attempted to manage his dissociative identity disorder while also coming to terms with being one of the most powerful telepaths alive.

The trippy nature of the show did lead to some confusing plot points, but overall, Legion is still widely regarded as truly audacious television.

Fans were disappointed when it was announced that Legion would end after three seasons, but with several characters from Fox's now defunct X-Men universe making the jump to the MCU, is there a chance we might see Haller again?

Stevens was asked about the possibility of reprising the role while doing press for Abigail, and the idea of one day crossing paths with co-star Kathryn Newton's Ant-Man character, Kassie Lang, was floated.

In a separate CinemaCon interview with Screen Rant, Stevens reflected on the role, and joked that he was going to find Deadpool and Wolverine director Shawn Levy to see if they could work something out.

"It was a really fun role. I've never had anything like it come across my inbox, and it was such a fun gang to work with. The director of Deadpool is here tonight. I think we could maybe have a word. Do you think we should corner him and see what we can do? This is Vegas. We can sort this out."

Would you like to see Stevens return as David Haller? Drop us a comment down below.

"David Haller is a troubled young man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child. Shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next, in his early 30s, David meets and falls in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd. After a startling encounter with her, he must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. With the help of Syd and a team of specialists who also possess unique and extraordinary gifts -- Ptonomy Wallace, Kerry Loudermilk and Cary Loudermilk -- David unlocks a deeply suppressed truth: he has been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power."

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Evansly - 4/20/2024, 10:53 AM
I'd be down for it, incredible show. I feel like Deadpool and Wolverine is already going to feel pretty full with appearances so I'd prefer it somewhere else
ObserverIO - 4/20/2024, 11:07 AM
@Evansly - As long as they figure out a device that can carry limitless cameos (like they did with Endgame) then it...could...work! And I kinda feel the Void thing is where they can squeeze the most cameos.
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Evansly - 4/20/2024, 11:12 AM
@ObserverIO - I would like to see him take out some fodder heroes on Battle World or something

Also speaking of Void, I hope they do the character correctly in Thunderbolts and Sentry for that matter. Always loved the character
Apophis71 - 4/20/2024, 11:27 AM
@ObserverIO - I mean if talking just the void and to spitball with it...

...if you had a Mad Max Scenario with DP and Wolvie in one vehicle being chased by lets say 5 other vehicles each with 4 Marvel characters in them then can have 20 cameos in one action scene very easily.

Add to that the TVA scenes showing his past, his alts, his future like Loki had could easily fit in a load more.

So all depends on what they do with cameos, how significant a role they have and context thus why I am not worried about how many we get cos can have a LOT without it being an issue (viewscreen showing Xmen 3 final fight for instance at the TVA). All I am hoping is the focus is on the two titular characters throughout, that it narratively all works and the few significant other characters all work well into that to give us a great film.

Cameos counts are meaningless cos we could have a scene walking down a street and instead of dozens of nameless humans passing by they are all mutant characters and it wouldn't change the fact it is just a scene walking down a street.
Doomsday8888 - 4/20/2024, 10:55 AM
Just the GREATEST Marvel tv series...ever!😌
Doomsday8888 - 4/20/2024, 10:56 AM
Let's see who will hire Noah Hawley first, Kev or Gunn? Great artist.
At least Fox/Disney gave him his Alien gig.
Doomsday8888 - 4/20/2024, 11:01 AM
Funny thought but...look at those Snyder articles and then this one.
This is a good enough of a barometer, ya know.
You play a part in CBM business, even in a tv show and then years later you are doing your marketing for a totally different project and people will STILL ask you about your old role in that capeshit bizz.

THIS is how you know that we've still got it, the day they don't bother with this stuff anymore is the day you know capeshits days are over.

Shit, mf don't even spare guys like Scorsese who has nothing to do with it, lel.
marvel72 - 4/20/2024, 12:07 PM
@Doomsday8888 - Better than Daredevil, I don't think so.

Season 1 of Legion was very good but I think the following seasons weren't.
Doomsday8888 - 4/20/2024, 12:22 PM
For me it's S1>S3>S2

S1 is so far above everything else, man...phew.

Plus it tackles themes that are interesting on their own but when told in a way like they did? F*cking genius!
bobevanz - 4/20/2024, 10:55 AM
Easily the best cbm show ever. I wish he won an Emmy for his portrayal as David, truly fantastic.
TheVisionary25 - 4/20/2024, 11:02 AM
The show wasn’t entirely my cup of tea but I’m glad others enjoyed it…

I wouldn’t mind if they find a way to have Stevens appear as Legion in the MCU but I honestly would like him to play a different character in that universe.

I think he could make an interesting Dr Doom.

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Evansly - 4/20/2024, 11:06 AM
@TheVisionary25 - I haven't seen that casting but I absolutely love it
M3T4LL0 - 4/20/2024, 2:02 PM
@TheVisionary25 - never thought as him as Doom.... But I like it!
lazlodaytona - 4/20/2024, 11:02 AM
That show was probably about 5 years ahead of it's time. But,
I freaking loved it. All aspects were perfect. I am also a huge fan of Aubrey Plaza's role choices, acting, and beauty.
MCUKnight11 - 4/20/2024, 11:09 AM
Season 1 is great. 2 and 3 went too far up their asses when trying to be weird. Dan Stevens for Constantine or Hannibal king.
TheVisionary25 - 4/20/2024, 11:15 AM
@MCUKnight11 - I dig it!!

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regularmovieguy - 4/20/2024, 11:13 AM
Gonna finish this show one day. Loved season one, started season 2 but couldn’t keep up week to week so I just fell behind.

S1 was prolly one of the best seasons of CBTV tho.
tmp3 - 4/20/2024, 1:59 PM
@regularmovieguy - S1 was so awesome, between that and Logan, 2017 really felt like a high point to be an X-Men fan… until everything came crashing down 😭
Still need to finish the show; might just do a full watch of all my X-men blindspots before D&W. I gotta say, X-Men 97’s been straight fire so far to a degree I was NOT expecting - def the best thing D+ has had since Andor

Seeing Abigail tn so hopefully Stevens is fun in that one. Hated the last 2 Screams but love ready or not… so we’ll see haha
regularmovieguy - 4/20/2024, 4:17 PM

“ S1 was so awesome, between that and Logan, 2017 really felt like a high point to be an X-Men fan… until everything came crashing down 😭”

Preach dude. That whole franchise collapsed under its own weight and just apathy at the end. DOFP and Logan would’ve been perfect endings for the Fox characters.

I am loving X-Men 97 but I’ve only seen 3 episodes. I’m about halfway through The Wire and finishing BCS with the gf but X-MEN 97 catch-up is coming soon.

Lemme know what you think of Abigail. I’ll keep my eye on that letterbox’d. I actually really enjoyed SCREAM 2022 but Scream 6 I kind of hated, haha. Radio Silence can go either way so I’ve been on the fence for it.

Enjoy, brotha!
KennKathleen - 4/20/2024, 11:14 AM
Seeing Legion would be terrifying.
VISIONaryNPa1 - 4/20/2024, 11:26 AM
Legion was beautifully crafted and I loved every player in it. They even tried to get Patrick Stewart as Charles.
Godzilla2000Zer - 4/20/2024, 11:32 AM
I'm a huge Dan Stevens fan now I'll even go see Abigail because he's in it.
lazlodaytona - 4/20/2024, 5:06 PM
@Godzilla2000Zer - I just left Abigail and it was pretty good. A little typical in some spots but I'd give it an 85% success rate for sure.
Godzilla2000Zer - 4/20/2024, 6:35 PM
@lazlodaytona - Same just finished pretty enjoyable
lazlodaytona - 4/20/2024, 8:34 PM
@Godzilla2000Zer - Boy Kills World is my next big one I wanna see.
Godzilla2000Zer - 4/20/2024, 8:40 PM
@lazlodaytona - I might see Civil War in a few days
lazlodaytona - 4/20/2024, 8:47 PM
@Godzilla2000Zer - that's a good call but nothing touches "Glory" to me when it comes to civil war films ...
Matchesz - 4/20/2024, 11:40 AM
Cant get enough Dan Stevens what a stud
BobbyDrake - 4/20/2024, 11:41 AM
Yes, Please and Thank You!!!
Superspecialawesomeguy - 4/20/2024, 11:53 AM
God I loved season 1 of Legion, it was so ahead of it's time imo.

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Also if they bring him back please let him have the ridiculous high-top lol.

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SummersEssex - 4/20/2024, 12:16 PM
Nah, put him in a bigger role. He’s so good. Mr. Sinister. Archangel. Something cool.
ModHaterSLADE - 4/20/2024, 12:30 PM
The show was great, this is easily his best role as far as showcasing his range.
DocSpock - 4/20/2024, 12:38 PM

I really liked Legion, and I thought he was great in it.

There are many MCU roles he would be good for.
harryba11zack - 4/20/2024, 1:26 PM
I like s1 and the actors who played pro X and the shadow king but s2 and s3 sucked ball bags. Once they turned David into a rapist I lost any Good will I had for the story
Ha1frican - 4/20/2024, 2:18 PM
The show got weird towards the end but I enjoyed it and would love to see him in it as a cameo. He would work well in that fourth wall breaking wierd tone Deadpool movies have
MarkCassidy - 4/20/2024, 2:59 PM
I think this might be the only CBM comments section I can remember where every comment was at least somewhat positive 😂
BobGarlen - 4/20/2024, 3:17 PM
Dan would have made for a great Reed or Doctor Doom.
cadunovaes01 - 4/20/2024, 5:22 PM
Legion and Daredevil are the best SH shows by far ( Peacemaker scores the third place )
Astroman - 4/20/2024, 6:12 PM
Yes, please
ProLife - 4/20/2024, 9:23 PM
Is he in character here? What is this weirdo doing wearing nail polish? These people are nuts!!
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