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FX casts Professor X's son in its TV adaptation of 'Legion'

FX casts Professor X's son in its TV adaptation of 'Legion'

"Legion," Marvel television's pilot for the FX Network about a diagnosed schizophrenic named David who is about to give up on life before he meets his dream girl, has cast Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart in key roles.

Comic book fans know the connection that character David, who will be played by Stevens, has to the Marvel Universe, specifically to the X-Men (spoiler alert, he's Professor Xavier's son).

David, a.k.a. Legion, has within him multiple personalities of various sexes and widely variant temperaments, and each of those personalities possess a superpower: pyrokinesis, telekinesis, telepathy, etc.

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