Marvel and DC’s upcoming onslaught of superhero films is daunting.
Comic book fans of either brand have to be excited to see big screen adaptions of Deadpool, Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Aquaman etc. With all the big name characters out there, some were surprised that one of Marvel’s biggest blockbusters was Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s amazing to see how a superhero film based on a lesser known group of comic book characters raked in millions in revenue, and brought in a new flood of fans. And DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have certainly taken notice.
A film based on DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes now is rumored to be in the works. Bleeding Cool reports that this movie is being approached with the idea of combining the best elements of Marvel’s The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Which gives us the impression that DC wants a massive superhero team up film that features a more humorous spin on their usual dark and somber offerings.
For those unclear about who this superhero squad is and what they do, here’s a brief summary; The Legion of Super-Heroes are based in the 30th and 31st centuries of the DC Comics universe. The entirety of this futuristic unit are made up of teenagers who have access to a variety of awesome powers. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this team is their access to time travel, which opens the door for endless possibilities.
The Legion of Super-Heroes had their own animated series back in 2006. The more prominent members of the group include Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Braniac 5, Phantom Girl, Bouncing Boy, Triplicate Girl, Timber Wolf and Chameleon Boy. Sounds like the perfect DC Comics counterparts to Star-Lord and his band of allies. Let’s hope if the rumors behind this WB produced superhero film ring true, they can also replicate the quality seen in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
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