With Marvel Television co-producing FX’s Legion (which was created by Fargo mastermind Noah Hawley), there’s been a lot of speculation that the series could take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil – despite featuring mutants from the world of the X-Men. Well, we now know that won’t be the case!

Hawley has been quoted as saying that Legion will stand apart from the movies, but producer Bryan Singer revealed in a recent interview that the show is, “part of the X-Men universe, but when you watched it, you wouldn’t have to label it, it could exist completely on its own.”

In other words, the door will likely be open for crossovers, but should everyone involved decide not to head down that route, Legion and the X-Men movies will be able to stand on their own without greatly effecting each other. It probably helps that the show is set in the present, a period the main X-Men franchise hasn’t yet caught up with outside of Deadpool.

However, Singer went on to state that both Legion and another planned X-Men series (which won’t be Hellfire; that was scrapped a couple of months back), “will relate to future X-Men movies.” He added that it will have a, “really ambitious and fun and very unique storyline.”