DC Creative Director Geoff Johns teased that there were big plans for the Legion of Super Heroes and this week’s ‘Supergirl’ teased at a future that involves that futuristic team.

Last month he stated:

“Keep watching…You’ll see a hint of the Legion on one of our shows.”

That moment came this week when Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and James Olsen (Mehcad Brookes) entered the Fortress of Solitude, the arctic stronghold belonging to her cousin Superman.  Among the artifacts on display was a Legion Flight Ring.

legion-super-heroes-alex-rossCould this open the door for some time traveling adventures for Kara?  It seems to have worked for ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.  In the Silver Age, the Legion was a team of super teenagers from across the universe who formed a crime-fighting club inspired by legends of Superboy, Superman when he was a teen.  The first three members to travel backward in time to personally interact with him were Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy and Saturn Girl.  But after the group proved popular with readers, over a dozen new members debuted in the comics, making them the largest team in comics.

Eventually, Superman’s cousin Supergirl got in on the action, once again using time travel to join the team.  There, she met her most enduring love interest, the green skinned Brainiac 5, a descendant of one of Superman’s most deadly villains.  Unlike megalomaniac Brainiac, Brainiac 5 is simply a misunderstood genius.

So watch out James and Winn!  Kara may find a new green paramour in the near future.

The first three Legionnaires appeared in live action form on ‘Smallville’.  The team also briefly had their own cartoon series and also put in an appearance on a Supergirl-centric episode of ‘Justice League Unlimited’.

In addition to Lightning Lad (electrical powers), Cosmic Boy (magnetism), Saturn Girl (telepathy) and Brainiac 5 (super intelligence), the team also includes such colorful members as Chameleon Boy (shape-shifting), Invisible Kid (uh, invisibility), Colossal Boy (growing to giant size), Star Boy (ability to make things super heavy), Triplicate Girl (later Duo Damsel, the ability to replicate herself), Shrinking Violet (shrinking), Sun Boy (fire), Bouncing Boy (super obesity), Phantom Girl (intangibility), Dream Girl (precognition), Dawnstar (super tracking), Tyroc (being black) and Karate Kid (inspiration for two classic 80s movies).

Unlike Supergirl and Superboy, most of the Legionnaires only have one power.  To help them out, they were given Flight Rings so that they could all… y’know fly.

Now of course maybe this was just a wink to comic readers.  But ‘Supergirl’ has incorporated many elements from the DC Universe, like the Martian Manhunter and Red Tornado, so there’s nothing to say the show won’t bring in some iteration of the Legion.

If so, which members would you like to appear?  Would you like to see a Supergirl/Brainy romance on TV?

Source: Cinema Blend