Typically superhero movies are set in the present, but once in a while this genre delivers stories set in other periods to bring something different to the proverbial table. Captain America: The First Avenger followed Steve Rogers' activities during World War II, the "First Class" X-Men movies chronicled the slow formation of the X-Men team we know and love from the 1960s to the 1980s and Wonder Woman will show Diana of Themyscira traveling to man's world to the first time during World War I.

Given the current plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe, most of the movies in either franchise will understandably remain set in the present day. However, we've looked around and found nine potential Marvel and DC movies that would benefit from being set in a different time period, whether it's far back in the past or way ahead into the future.

Legion of Super-Heroes

Legion Of Super-Heroes - The 31st Century

Let's start with a property where there's no room for negotiation regarding its primary time period. The Legion of Super-Heroes are active approximately 1,000 years in the future, and the teenagers who make up the team are living up to the legacy left behind by the present-day DC heroes. It should be noted that the Legion does have time travel technology, so they can travel to the past or future if it's required for a high stakes mission. But for a Legion of Super-Heroes movie, keep the story set in the year 3,000 whenever. Give audiences that futuristic flavor, and if a sequel is greenlit, then Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Brainiac 5 and the rest of the gang can visit a different period.

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