DC and Marvel are the Coke and Pepsi of the comic world. They look at each other to see what the other is doing. DC has already made Ray Palmer the Tony Stark of Arrow and used the same show to spin off Flash and are using both shows to set up the upcoming Suicide Squad film. Well, the company behind Batman and Superman are doing taking a page from Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” by introducing another spinoff series in the middle of the 2015-2016 season. Legends of Tomorrow will be about a time traveler named Rip Hunter who travels to the present day where he gathers a team of heroes and villains together to stop Vandal Savage from destroying the world and time itself. The show will feature characters from both Arrow and Flash series. The team will consist of: Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein / Firestorm, who will serve as the brains; Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer / The Atom, for tech support; Caity Lotz as Sara Lance /White Canary, who is resurrected using the Lazarus Pits; Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl, who sprouts wings when her animal instincts kick in; Franz Drameh as Jay Jackson, an athlete who career ends due to injury and now serves as a mechanic; Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory / Heat Wave, and Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart / Captain Cold, who are in it because there will be nobody for them to steal from if everyone is gone.
Clearly, both Arrow and Flash will set this series up, with the latter being the more obvious choice. Guess we can consider this a prelude to the Suicide Squad which is slated for Summer 2016. No lie, there will likely be crossover episodes with both of Legends of Tomorrow’s parent series, especially since time travel has already been explored in Flash. And given the nature of the series and the characters, there likely will be more focus on the action than relations but this is CW. Heck, if they can drum a relationship between a zombie-girl medical examiner and a living guy than anything is possible. Our first Easter egg for the series is the season finale of The Flash. The events of that episode set up for Rip Hunter to travel to the present. Jay Garrick, Golden Age Flash’s helmet has already shown up in the Flash finale and Legends trailer. With Supergirl primed and set for a premiere this Fall, DC now has four comic series with three on channels. I love the series but Coulson and his team better really up their game to compete with DC’s broadcasting might!
Legends of Tomorrow Trailer!!
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