Even though the most well-known X-Men were almost totally MIA in its first season, The Gifted ended up being a really enjoyable superhero romp, even if there was only one vague reference to Wolverine over the course of 12 episodes. That might have actually been the secret to the first season’s success, but you can bet that we’ll be looking to see if Logan shows up in Season 2. He’s not in the trailer, which debuted on Saturday at San Diego Comic Con, but there is the promise of the “Dawn of the Mutant Age.”
The X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants are both missing, but the Season 1 finale set up the Mutant Underground and Hellfire Club as their second-generation replacements, and the action-packed trailer makes it seem like the fighting is only going to get more intense — and out in the open. It’s also getting a lot more personal, as Polaris and Andy Strucker both defected to the Hellfire Club’s more extremist side, leaving behind the father of her child and his sister, respectively.
“What I’ve heard from [showrunner] Matt Nix is that we’re really going to delve much more into what’s in the comics,” Emma Dumont, who plays Polaris, hinted in a conversation with Inverse about Season 2. “
Basically, he wants every character to slowly morph into their comic book self. I don’t know if that means a green body suit or what, maybe it’s plot points,” she continued. “Also something we’ve really be discussing since day one is to see mutants in everyday society. I think in the next season we won’t be given the blessing of being able to hide as much. That will really help them gage how far and how deep the bigotry runs in society.”
Sounds great, no Wolverine though.
The Gifted Season 2 will debut on September 25.
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