Before the internet, pre-mid-nineteen-nineties, the appearance of such a masonic square and compasses emblem in a film likely had no significance but simply reflected the prevalence of similar masonic horse brasses in English pubs.
This scene was filmed at Turner's Old Star in Wapping, London, andaccording to the pub's ownerwas brought in for the film. Its prominence in at least one TikTok promotion for the film suggests that the film's promoters were aware of the emblem's value as "click bait". [00:25:00]
Legend (2015). Directed and written by Brian Helgeland, John Pearson(The Profession of Violence). Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson, Christopher Eccleston, Joshua Hill, Colin Morgan, Tara Fitzgerald, Nicholas Farrell, Adam Fogerty, Mel Raido, Major Johnson Finley, Millie Brady, Chris Mason, Stephen Thompson, Sam Spruell, Alex Ferns, Martin McCreadie, Eddie Richardson. United Kingdom, France, United States, English, 2h 12m, Colour, Dolby