Back in July, the trailer for Legion, FX's forthcoming X-Men television series, debuted online.
On Sunday at New York Comic Con, an extended version of the pilot was screened and the cast answered questions about the show.
1. When asked about his inspiration for the look of the show, Noah Hawley, the creator, said he wanted it to feel like a "1964 Terence Stamp movie."
2. The show will be different than any other X-Men series we've seen, which is what producer Lauren Shuler Donner was aiming for.
3. Aubrey Plaza says she wouldn't consider her character, Lenny, a sidekick to Dan Stevens', but they are friends.
4. Stevens' character, David Haller/Legion, is the brother of Katie Aselton's Amy Haller.
5. Jeremie Harris, who plays a character named Ptonomy Wallace, was able to elaborate a bit on his special abilities.
6. Amber Midthunder will play Kerry Loudermilk and described her character as a "doer."
7. And Bill Irwin, who plays Cary Loudermilk, summarized his character as a "geeky scientist" and a "brilliant geneticist."
8. When asked what the direction of the show would be, Hawley said, "The journey is not necessarily racing toward a battle with an enemy as much as it is dealing with the enemy within."
9. When asked about where the series lies within X-Men canon, Hawley replied, "There's a certain degree to which that's to be determined."
10. Hawley confirmed that Rachel Keller's character, Syd Barett, is an ode to Pink Floyd.
"This show should sound like The Dark Side of the Moon," Hawley said, speaking about a conversation he had with Jeff Russo, composer for the show. "That album, more than anything, is really the soundscape of mental illness to some degree. So yeah, that was my inside nod to Pink Floyd."