If prizes were handed out for the weirdest take on a superhero franchise at Comic-Con, they’d almost definitely go to Legion. Based around Charles Xavier’s eponymous mutant son, it’s been adapted for TV by Noah Hawley (the brains behind the Fargo TV series), and the trailer is unlike anything previously spawned from a Marvel franchise – no wonder this is reportedly totally separate from the X-Men movie universe. Starring Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens and Parks And Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza, it’s a jittery, surreal trip into the psyche of a powerful mutant with multiple personalities. We can’t wait to see how it turns out when it comes to Fox in the new year.
Stevens and Plaza: this year’s mutants. Dan Stevens isn’t in Downton Abbey any more.