Legion sees angels arrive on Earth to wipe out humanity on the orders of god, but with one angel trying to stop them and defending the only child on the planet that can save the race from the amassing horde, and while the film might initially seem like a straight up horror type film, it appears there's more to it, especially when the director, Scott Stewart, announces there are plans for another two films.
Legion stars Paul Bettany, Tyrese Gibson, Charles S. Dutton, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Durand, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black, Adrianne Palicki and Doug Jones makes a bendy appearance too.
It definitely sounds a cut above the average apocalyptic thriller, but it's hard to see where the two other films would go, two more apocalypses? No, I don't think that would work, and neither does Scott Stewart who tells SciFi Wire that the two other films would be in very different genres.
"I have two other films in mind after Legion...Yeah, we talked about it, and I have mapped out two other very different kinds of movies...
...Of course, it's too early to say how if it will happen, but I want to do something different and change the genre quite a bit, like James Cameron does with his sequels...
...I can see this as a three-part story, and the next part would be a very broad kind of movie...I would open up the next movie [with the Legion] characters, and make it more accessible to a bigger audience.
I'm not entirely sure what he means by that, and I wonder if he really does himself, or if the ideas are hugely high concept at the moment, after all he has to plant the seeds of sequels with everyone, otherwise they just won't get the press.
I don't really see there's a lot to say about two more Legion films until we've seen the first and seen how well it does, although mainly it's about seeing the first and understanding if there really is somewhere to go with it all, or if it's a one off enjoyable apocalyptic horror.