Navid Negahban will play Amahl Farouk, while more is revealed about Season 2, coming to FX in April.

“Legion” is returning in April for Season 2 on FX, as David Haller (Dan Stevens) learns that freeing himself from the Shadow King’s influence in Season 1 hardly means his threat is over.

The executive producers and cast of “Legion” were present at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour today for a panel to discuss Season 2, which began with Executive Producer Noah Hawley revealing the true form of the Shadow King/Amahl Farouk will be played by Navid Negahban (“Homeland”).

Here are the highlights!

The Shadow King Revealed
The panel began with the debut of a scene from Season 2, as David awakens in a wheat field, where he finds a very out of place Fortune’s Teller booth. At first, no one else is present, but then a man appears and David realizes it’s Farouk (played by Negahban). Farouk boasts to David, “I hear everything. Or maybe I just read your mind,” before telling David he too is incredibly powerful.

Farouk goes on to say things like, “All the world’s a stage and you’re the star. You decide what is real and what is not. You are the creator of reality,” before proclaiming, “You and I are gods. What did John Lennon say? ‘Bigger than Jesus.’”

Seeing David is unreceptive to his words, Farouk notes his unhappy expression and then adds, “Now we have to figure out if you’re mad at me or yourself.”

Keeping Things Weird
“Legion” has a distinct, offbeat style and many moments of surrealism and the cast were asked just how much they question what’s happening in the moment when they read scripts. While Stevens said he certainly had questions at times, he noted it was “part of the fun of the show,” and added, “I don’t question too far into the future. I trust the writing will lead us somewhere and it always does and it’s always fascinating.”

As Hawley explained, “I’m just doing an experiment basically and using this genre to try to solve these characters and what’s fun about is because it is a genre show, you can do things that you can’t do in a linear drama. You can say, ‘Alright, I can literally take you into the memories of this character and try to understand who he is.’ These powers can be used in a more existential way than simply by fighting for dominance.”

Said Hawley, “The idea of making something unexpected is important, and this word ‘uncanny,’ which I know I’ve talked about.”

Referencing the Marvel source material of “Legion,” Hawley noted, “Originally it was called THE UNCANNY X-MEN and that word uncanny is very specific, referring in a lot of ways to the horror when familiar things act in unfamiliar ways. I like to question everything. ‘Why does the world have to be right side up?’, for example.”

Lenny’s True Self
In Season 1, the Shadow King also existed inside David’s friend, Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), and Hawley remarked, “He wore different faces. This season we’re meeting him for the first time, but that doesn’t mean he won’t continue to hide and he’s not continuing to use people like Jemaine [Clement as Oliver] and Aubrey [as Lenny].”

Meanwhile, Hawley said, “What was interesting for me for Lenny was to keep her evolving. This has been a traumatic experience for her as well. What’s on the other side of that? What is the collusion with this guy look like and what’s her culpability in all this?”

Hawley noted that and Plaza had had a lot of conversations where she’d asked him who Lenny fundamentally is, without the Shadow King’s influence, and “We’ve channeled that into the work.”

Said Plaza, “She was being used in the first season. [Now] she almost becomes like David in Season 1, in the sense that she doesn’t know what’s real or who she is or what’s happening. The power that I thought I had has been taken away from me and I’ve been slowly stripped down. We get to see who she really is.”

David’s Next Step
As for the man at the center of “Legion,” David Haller, Hawley said, “If the first year was sort of the story of an insane man in a sane world, I was interested in looking at David now being the sort of sane man in an insane world. We’ve established that he doesn’t have schizophrenia and he has these abilities.”

Suffice to say, David will return after his mysterious abduction at the end of Season 1, but Hawley said, “He comes back and the world is a very different place,” adding, “I was interested this year at looking at a mass psychology.”

Hawley said David, “Is on a journey here in which in the language of this world we have heroes and villains and it’s not determined yet where he’ll end up. A lot of that will have to do with what’s holding him on the new path. This love story with Rachel [Keller as Syd] and his experience with Farouk and so I think that’s really interesting to explore.”

Stevens said that in Season 2, David has, “Issues of trust. Who exactly has rescued him and what have they rescued him from? Where does he now find himself? Is he a force for good or evil and either way, is he being used? And what does that turn into?”

He added, “What team does he end up playing for is always in play and that’s really heightened this year, I think.”

Legion: Season 2 debuts in April on FX. Keep up with the latest from the show with @LegionFX on Twitter, the official “Legion” Facebook page, and @Legion_FX on Instagram!

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Fan-favorite heroes Cloak and Dagger are set to begin their live-action adventure on June 7!

Ahead of the first ever Freeform Summit later today, Marvel and Freeform revealed new footage of Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson from “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” above. The series will premiere on Freeform on Thursday, June 78:00 – 10:00 pm ET/PT.

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to control the power of darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart. “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, and J.D. Evermore. Also joining the cast, who have not yet been announced are Emma Lahana and Jaime Zevallos.

The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski (“Underground,” “Heroes”) serves as showrunner and executive producer; Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s The Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”), Marvel’s head of Television, and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s The Punisher,” “Marvel’s The Defenders”) also serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball”) directed the first episode.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” and Marvel Television! Be sure to follow @CloakandDagger on Twitter and like the official “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” Facebook page!

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Check out new episodes on Friday nights at 9|8c on ABC.

The team on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” have been going through one of their most trying experiences yet in Season 5, thrust into both outer space and the future – where they are attempting both to return to their time and stop an unspeakable tragedy from occurring.

Check out these new photos of the cast in their Season 5 garb, as they abandon their previous S.H.I.E.L.D. gear for outfits that better fit their current (or is that future?) situation.

A new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airs Friday at 9|8c on ABC!

Watch a sneak peek from the new episodes airing Sunday, January 21 on Disney XD.

Things are about to change for Otto Octavius in a big way on two new episodes of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” airing this coming Sunday, on Disney XD!

When Otto Octavius is caught in an explosion that fuses his robot arms to his body, Spider-Man sees the opportunity to recruit “The Octopus” into becoming a hero, in “The Rise of Doc Ock Part One” and “The Rise of Doc Ock Part Two.”

Check out a clip at the top of the page, as the fateful events occur that lead to the birth of Doc Ock!

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” – “The Rise of Doc Ock Part One” and “The Rise of Doc Ock Part Two” airs Sunday, January 21st at 8:00 – 9:00am EST on Disney XD.

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The two old enemies face off once more, with a Funko twist!

Captain America and the Red Skull have been battling for decades, but you’ve never seen their epic showdowns depicted in quite the same way as it is in the new Marvel Funko Short, “Submarine Showdown!”

In the short, which you can check out at the top of the page, Red Skull launches an attack on the island of Manhattan using a Hydra submarine, and it’s up to Cap to defend New York City!

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

Subscribe to Marvel HQ on YouTube for full episodes and more!

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Download Ep. 68 to hear from the series' heroes!

***SPOILER ALERT: Don’t listen in if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!***

In the latest episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” we chat with Agent Coulson and Quake themselves, Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet about ep. 507, the road to the 100th episode, and more!

Download episode #68 of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” from Marvel.com! Catch new episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on a new night and time, Fridays at 9:00 PM ET on ABC.

Go behind-the-scenes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with a new podcast series for the hit show on ABC! Every week we’ll talk with a different member of the cast and production crew as well as Executive Producers examining the twists and turns of the most recent episode, as well as taking a look at the creation process behind this exciting series! Don’t miss “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and catch a new episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” right here every Wednesday!

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates!

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'Marvel's Runaways Original Score' by composer Siddhartha Khosla set for release on January 26!

Marvel Music is releasing the digital versions of two “Marvel’s Runaways albums.”  Out now, “Marvel’s Runaways” soundtrack features songs from the Hulu Original Series.  “Marvel’s Runaways Original Score” digital album by composer Siddhartha Khosla will be released on January 26.

The soundtrack features 12 licensed tracks including “All My Heroes” from Bleachers fronted by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jack Antonoff, “May I Have this Dance”  by Francis and the Lights,  “Cane Shuga” by Glass Animals, “King Charles” by 19-year old UK singer/songwriter Yungblud (Dominic Harrison) and “Ocean Eyes” (Blackbear Remix) by 16-year old Billie Eilish. The music supervisor for the series is three time Grammy Award® nominee Alexandra Patsavas. Patsavas’ credits include “Gossip Girl” and “The O.C.,” all Shondaland series, and most recently completed “Wonder.”

The score is composed by film and television composer Siddhartha Khosla. Two tracks are included on the “Marvel’s Runaways” soundtrack, “Marvel’s Runaways” Main Title and “Gert’s Lullaby.”

Marvel’s Runaways” track list follows:

      1. “Marvel’s Runaways” Main Title – Siddhartha Khosla
      2. “May I Have This Dance” – Francis and the Lights
      3. “Cane Shuga” – Glass Animals
      4. “King Charles” (Clean) – Yungblud
      5. “Drinkee” – Sofi Tukker
      6. “Ocean Eyes” (Blackbear Remix) – Billie Eilish
      7. “Beat Goes On” – Lizzy Land
      8. “All My Heroes” – Bleachers
      9. “Antidote” (live version) – Emily Wells
      10. “Fuerza” (feat. Nani Castle) – Tony Quattro
      11. “Beyond a Mortal” – Austra
      12. “Long Life” – Bombadil
      13. “Blanket Me” – Hundred Waters
      14. “Gert’s Lullaby” – Siddhartha Khosla

    “Marvel’s Runaways” soundtrack is now available at digital retailers and streaming service HERE. “Marvel’s Runaways Original Score” digital album will be available on January 26.

    All 10 episodes of “Marvel’s Runaways” Season 1 can be watched now on Hulu. Be sure to follow @Runaways on Twitter and like the official “Marvel’s Runaways” Facebook page!

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Download Ep. 67 to hear from the series' main antagonist this season.

***SPOILER ALERT: Don’t listen in if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!***

In the latest episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” we chat with actor Dominic Rains about his character, the villainous Kree leader of the Lighthouse, Kasius, getting into character, and more!

Download episode #67 of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” from Marvel.com! Catch new episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on a new night and time, Fridays at 9:00 PM ET on ABC.

Go behind-the-scenes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with a new podcast series for the hit show on ABC! Every week we’ll talk with a different member of the cast and production crew as well as Executive Producers examining the twists and turns of the most recent episode, as well as taking a look at the creation process behind this exciting series! Don’t miss “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and catch a new episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” right here every Wednesday!

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Tony, Cap and Black Widow face off with Moon Knight in a new sneak peek clip!

This weekend, four brand new episodes of “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” debut, as the Beyonder himself begins BATTLEWORLD!

Airing Sunday morning at 8:00am on Disney XD, the episodes “Beyond” “Underworld” “The Immortal Weapon,” and “The Vibranium Coast” find the team experiencing the Beyonder’s grand experiment to see which heroes (or villains) will rise to the top and add to Beyonder’s arsenal. The Avengers must traverse a mish-mashed landscape of locations both old and new while simultaneously finding a way to escape their new prison.

Check out a clip from the new episodes at the top of the page, as Tony Stark, Captain America and Black Widow face off with none other than Moon Knight!

“Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” – “Beyond” “Underworld” “The Immortal Weapon” “The Vibranium Coast” airs Sunday, January 14th on Disney XD from 8:00am-10:00am EST.

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Learn how SFX/prosthetic artist Brian Penikas transformed our actors into villainous Kree leaders!

It’s not easy being blue!

Watch how SFX/prosthetic artist Brian Penikas transforms Dominic Rains into the villainous Kasius above and Florence Faivre into the deadly Kree warrior Sinara below. Don’t miss Kasius and Sinara in a brand new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this Friday at 9:00 PM ET on ABC!

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