SUPERGIRL welcomes the “Legion of Superheroes” to Primetime

by JC Alvarez
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When Supergirl returns this month from her midseason hiatus, the Girl of Steel is going to be in some very interesting company. We learned that when Mon-El was exiled from Earth following the events of Season 2’s cliffhanger, his spacecraft was rocketed into the deepest reaches of space, but it also hurtled into the distant future — the timeline of the “Legion of Superheroes”. Hence the title of the episode airing on Monday, January 15 on The CW!

After her climatic confrontation with the Kryptonian super-weapon named Reign (Odette Annable), Kara (Melissa Benoist) is recovering from her injuries and is trapped in a catatonic state. In order to help her through this process, Mon-El (Chris Wood) enlist additional members from the Legion of Superheroes, a coalition of super-powered citizens that defend the defenseless from evil threats in the future. Mon-El asks his fellow legionnaire Brainiac-5 (guest star Jesse Rath) to help Supergirl.

Supergirl — “Legion of Superheroes” — Image Number: SPG310b_0294b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Amy Jackson as Imra Ardeen/Saturn Girl and Chris Wood as Mon-El — Photo: Diyah Pera — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC All Rights Reserved.

Though the menace of Reign continues to grow, and as the DEO prepares to contain a villain that may well have bested the Maid of Might, Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) is counting on her new allies, including Mon-EL and Saturn Girl (Amy Jackson) to help them take down this mysterious enemy! Exactly how many other members of the Legion the episode will be introducing is not entirely clear as yet, but it is paving the way for connecting the continuities of this DC Comics icons.

Along with the induction of the time-traveling adventurers, the episode will also mark the premiere appearance of Mon-El in his official superhero suit. The design of which is only slightly influenced by its comic book counterpart, choosing instead to go with a basic black look than the traditional red and blue cape.

The DC Comics Universe in primetime continues to expand with Black Lightning also joining the line-up as a midseason introduction, with the Legionnaires now officially part of the mythology will a trip to the future timeline of the 30th century be an imminent possibility? It certainly would be a thrilling direction to take Supergirl on especially after last years multiverse-driven crossover event which featured evil doppelgängers of our favorite heroes!

Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Supergirl is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller, and is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Saturn Girl on Supergirl
Legionnaire Saturn Girl on Supergirl
Supergirl -- Image Number: SPG3_ChrisWood_Legion.jpg -- Pictured: Chris Wood as Mon-El -- Photo: © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Chris Wood Legion First Look CR: The CW

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