Following the success of Marvel and James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, is Warner Bros. going to attempt another cosmic movie following Green Lantern?
Well, that is the current rumor as Latino Review is suggesting WB may be going forward with a Legion Of Superheroes flick.
Interestingly enough, the writers of the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book that inspired the #1 multi-million dollar movie of this year, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, also wrote Legion back in the late 1990s/early 2000s (as did Keith Giffen who wrote Annihilation which preceded the Guardians comic).
The report by LR states WB is sending out the DC Comics Legion Of Superheroes comic books to various screenwriters and reps to see if they can come up with ideas for a movie pitch.
The Legion Of Superheroes might not do too bad if set in the vein of Guardians (i.e. not so serious) as the characters do, admittedly, have corny names such as “Cosmic Boy,” “Saturn Girl” and “Lightning Lad.” One bonus might be the film could use Superboy, as the team has been tied to the character since its beginnings. Another bonus is the team is from the future and is connected to the Man of Steel, Superman.
Of course, it would be pretty epic if WB went in the opposite direction of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy and made Legion Of Superheroes a serious military science-fiction story set in space.
Either way, sounds pretty good to us.