Dan Stevens has revealed that David’s powers will grow and evolve during Legion’s second season.
The build up to Legion season two is well underway and Dan Stevens is revealing some interesting things about his character David, and what fans can expect to see going forward.
It’s been shown how incredibly powerful David is during season one, but apparently this is only the beginning for David and season two will reveal a further evolution in his abilities:
“When looking at superpowers, in these paradigms, there’s always the evolution of the baby giraffe stage of not really knowing how to wield these things, and then there’s that flush of ego where you think you’re invincible and can do all these things,” Stevens explained during an interview with Collider.
By the end of season one, David wins back control of his powers from the Shadow King and this will be a taste of things to come with regards to the character fighting off attempts to manipulate him:
“We saw a bit of that in Season 1, and that continues in Season 2,” said Stevens. “He also starts to feel that maybe he’s being used a bit, as a weapon, and that maybe nobody was actually interested in him, after all, because it’s really just his abilities. It’s an interesting take on that kind of predicament.
“He certainly runs up against some characters that he can’t fully manipulate, in the way that he seems to be able to manipulate most people, which is an interesting obstruction. There are a few of them, and it gets very annoying for him.”
You can see just how powerful David will become when season two premiers on FX on April 3.
Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, “Legion” is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.”
“From childhood, David shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next until, in his early 30s, he met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). After Syd and David shared a startling encounter, he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. Syd led David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. Together, they helped David to recognize and harness his hidden powers. With their support, David finally unlocked a deeply suppressed truth – he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power. Known as the Shadow King, this malevolent creature appeared in the form of David’s friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), but is actually an ancient being named Amahl Farouk.”
“In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David’s body. Unfortunately, Farouk found a new host – Melanie’s husband Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement) – and escaped. Just when they thought they’d earned a moment of respite, a mysterious orb appeared and took David away to an unknown place. With David and Oliver missing and Farouk on the loose, the team forms an unlikely alliance with their former enemy Clark (Hamish Linklater) and his well-funded government organization, Division III. Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) is on a new path to attaining infinite and world-ending power.”
Legion Season 2 premieres on April 3rd on Fox.