Welcome to the 31st century and the Legion Academy, where a new generation hones their powers with hopes of joining the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Devastated by tragedy, Supergirl struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Taking her cousin Superman’s advice, Supergirl leaves their space-time to attend the Academy. There, she quickly makes new friends, as well as a new enemy with old ties: Brainiac 5. But a nefarious plot lurks in the shadows — the mysterious group known as the Dark Circle seeks a powerful weapon held in the Academy’s vault. Find out if the budding heroes can rise to the challenge in this all-new DC Universe Movie!
The film sees Supergirl (Meg Donnelly) show up on Earth and ready to fight alongside her cousin, albeit with the speed bumps that come with being a first-time hero. To help her get the hang of things, Superman (Darren Criss) takes her to the 31st Century, where the Legion Academy is happy to teach her the superhero ropes. Having Brainiac 5 (Harry Shum Jr.) as a classmate isn’t great for Kara Zor-El, but something she eventually learns to deal with if it means that she won’t level buildings while fighting crime.
During her time at the Academy, Kara and her fellow trainees, like Mon-El (Yuri Lowenthal), Timber Wolf (Robbie Daymond), and Phantom Girl (Gideon Adland) learn that the school is being invaded by a criminal group called the Dark Circle. With the original heavy hitter Legion members missing in action, stopping the Circle and saving the school falls to Kara and the rest of the students.
While the DC extended universe has been faltering in live action efforts, the animation Warner Bros has been pretty steadfast in its output. The quality of the writing for the animated features is generally on par with the live action efforts, sometimes rising above. This looks like one of the better ones.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be releasing the upcoming Legion of Super-Heroes feature-length animated movie to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray+Digital, Blu-ray (Canada only), and Digital starting February 7, 2023.
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