It's NOT Another Superhero Film
Nowadays, the term “superhero fatigue” has become increasingly accurate when describing the current state of films. This, however, doesn’t mean that there aren’t still some comic book stories deserving of being brought to the big screen. Alien Legion is one such series.
Familiar but Different
Alien Legion is what you get when you mix varying alien races with different ideologies and put them in what amounts to the French foreign legion… in space. Imagine a more cynical and mature version of Guardians of the Galaxy mixed with Men In Black. A universe where a diverse democracy is sought after by the various races of space. This is also where many of the issues arise as the different races and ideologies butt heads. Other Marvel IPs such as Guardians of The Galaxy dealt with similar premises, but it never felt genuinely deep or made readers seriously ponder such topics.
The comic itself was co-created by Carl Potts, Alan Zelenetz, and Frank Cirocco. The series was launched in Marvel offshoot, Epic Comics. As of now, little is known of the film adaptation except that Tim Miller will be a part of the team bringing this film to life. Miller directed Deadpool (2016) and acted as executive producer for Sonic the Hedgehog and its sequel. While there’s no news as to what to expect, Alien Legion is technically a part of the Marvel multiverse; there is a possibility (mostly wishful thinking) that Deadpool could make a surprise appearance. Imagine a scene where the characters are having discourse over opposing alien ideologies and Deadpool shows up to ruin the tension. Fans of the comic series should keep their fingers crossed, as this wouldn’t be the first time the series was supposedly set to get some sort of adaptation. Going as far back as the nineties, Back to the Future screenwriter Bob Gale wrote the pilot episode for the series, but the series never went forward. It remains to be seen whether or not this film will suffer a similar fate.
Deadpool (2016) Official 20th Century Fox Trailer