DC Comics May Be Making Its Own Version Of Guardians Of The Galaxy

James Gunn's Guardians of The Galaxy, now the biggest domestic release of 2014, is likely going to change the film industry. Not only did it reaffirm that the entire world is hungry for comic book movies, it proved that movies don't solely have to be based on characters who were already famous on the page. We've already started to see this affect the world of DC Comics adaptations, as there is now a Shazam film in development, but now, if rumors can be believed, the company and Warner Bros. will soon be developing a big space epic of their own.

Latino-Review is now reporting buzz from their inside sources saying that DC and Warner Bros. are now developing a movie based on the Legion Of Superheroes. If the story can be believed, then the companies are currently sending out copies of the long-running comic to both screenwriters and their representation to gauge interest in adaptation. The expectation from there is that the writers will come back to the companies and try to sell them on their individual ideas. In case you couldn't tell, this means that the project is truly at the earliest, earliest level of production and can really only be called an "idea" at this point (if the reports are even to be believed). That said, it's not impossible that the project could be one of the nine untitled comic book features that will be coming out between now and 2020.

The Legion of Super-Heroes were first introduced in 1958 largely as characters related to Super Boy, but eventually they evolved beyond him, and were then rebooted back in 1994. The team exists in the 31st century of the DC Universe and there has been a number of rotating members over the years - some of whom have been known to travel back in time to associate with some of the better known heroes of the comic book world. Those of you who are familiar with the series Smallville will remember that the team was featured in the Season 8 episode "Legion," which aired back in 2008.

The next step in the DC Cinematic Universe will be the release of Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but everything beyond that point is a bit of a question mark. In addition to the aforementioned Shazam movie - which has Dwayne Johnson attached to play the villain/anti-hero Black Adam - there have been talks about a Wonder Woman solo film and, naturally, a Justice League feature (also set to be directed by Zack Snyder), but nothing is actually on the calendar. Would you be interested in seeing a Legion Of Superheroes film added to this list? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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