DCs Legion of superheroes animated film has set its cast including Supergirl. As the DCEU continues to grow on the big screen, Warner Bros. also to his new animated universe. After Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox created the New 52-inspired franchise, the studio ended that universe with Justice League Dark: Apokolips War in 2020. The final film allowed Warner Bros. to launch an all-new continuity, taking the heroes back to their early days as crime fighters, starting with Superman: the man of tomorrow.
The so-called Tomorrowverse has expanded rapidly in recent years with Justice Society: World War II, Batman: The Long Halloweenand Green Lantern: Beware of my power. But Warner Bros. doesn’t stop soon when they announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 that they have several DC animated films in the works, both linked to the Tomorrowverse and standalone films. One of them is Legion of superheroesaimed at the 31st century-based team, which is not affiliated with the HBO Max show of the same name.
After the announcement in the summer, new details of The Hollywood Reporter originated about Legion of superheroes, including a first look at the upcoming film. Directed by Jeff Wamester and written by Josie Campbell, Legion of superheroes will have The Winchesters star Meg Donnelly as Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, and Shadowhunters alum Harry Shum Jr. as Brainiac 5. Darren Criss’ Superman and Jensen Ackles’ Batman will also return for the DC animated adventure. In addition to Supergirl and Brainiac 5, Warner Bros. also cast several Legion members and revealed the following synopsis:
Cynthia Hamidi as Dawnstar, Gideon Adlan as Phantom Girl
Ely Henry as bouncing boy
Robbie Daymond as TimberWolf & Brainiac 4
Yuri Lowenthal as Mon El
Eric Lopez as Cosmic Boy & Chemical King
Darin De Paul as Brainiac & Solomon Grundy
Ben Diskin as Arms Fall from Boy & Brainiac 2
Victoria Grace as Shadow Lass
Jennifer Hale as Alura
Daisy Lightfoot as a girl in triplicate
Zeno Robinson as Invisible Kid & Brainiac 3.
Devastated by the loss of Krypton, Kara struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Her cousin, Superman, accompanies her and suggests that she leave their space age to attend Legion Academy in the 31st century, where she makes new friends and a new enemy: Braniac 5. Meanwhile, she must face a mysterious group called the Dark Circle as they search for a powerful weapon located in the Academy vault.’
The Tomorrowverse is finally starting to connect the Justice League heroes
While there was connectivity in the previous movies, Legion of superheroes is the first Tomorrowverse movie to bring Criss’ Superman and Ackles’ Batman together, meaning they’re getting closer to assembling the Justice League in this universe. This is probably the mystery movie that Ackles teased a few months ago when he said he recently recorded new dialogue as Batman. One of the other DC animation projects coming up for Warner Bros. is Justice League: War World, which is seemingly rooted in the Tomorrowverse. However, no details have been released since the initial announcement.
Even though we see a new view of the Legion of superheroes is big in its own right, it’s intriguing that the Tomorrowverse is already bringing in Supergirl and expanding the House of El family after that Superman: the man of tomorrow. Whether this will set up Kara’s own franchise or perhaps a Superman and Supergirl movie remains to be seen. Since the film will be set in the 31st century, the creative team will be able to showcase what Tomorrowverse will be in the future, which could mean additional storylines will appear in upcoming animated films. Ever since Legion of superheroes Coming out sometime in early 2023, a trailer is likely to come out sooner rather than later.
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