The Teen Titans and Young Justice may have been the main superhero groups that include young people in DC, but some fans forget about the Legion of Super-Heroes. Just in, WB is releasing an animated film featuring a new version of the Legion, and we have a new trailer.
Here’s the official description:
Welcome to the 31st century and the Legion Academy, where a new generation hones their powers with hopes of joining the Legion of Super-Heroes. Devastated by tragedy, Supergirl struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Taking her cousin Superman’s advice, Supergirl leaves their space-time to attend the Academy. There, she quickly makes new friends, as well as a new enemy with old ties: Brainiac 5. But a nefarious plot lurks in the shadows – the mysterious group known as the Dark Circle seeks a powerful weapon held in the Academy’s vault. Find out if the budding heroes can rise to the challenge in this all-new DC Universe Movie!
Back in the late ‘00s, there was actually a Legion of Super Heroes series that featured a younger Superman undergoing superhero training with the likes of Lightning Lad, Brainiac 5, Saturn Girl, and Bouncing Boy.
It even looks like the film is taking a leaf from that series, seeing as they’re bringing a superhero from the present to train with the heroes in the future—only this time, it’s Supergirl and not Superman.
I was actually a fan of the old series, and it has been kind of odd that we haven’t gotten a new version of the Legion any sooner. Hopefully we can get a whole series of films with these new characters because I remember loving the show when it was out.
Legion of Super-Heroes comes to Blu-Ray and digital sometime in 2023.