Legends of Tomorrow was announced a few weeks back and I have yet to truly voice an opinion on the matter. Naturally my first inclination was to jump to the assumption that they’re taking a good thing and going too far, this being the third show in the “Arrow-verse” canon. But I wanted to backtrack that thought a bit so as to see where this series would actually take us. As a side-note, my opinion here should be taken with a dose of salt – I’m not caught up with either Arrow or the Flash. That said, the trailer released today has blown me away. Check it out NOW:
Yeah. I really need to catch up on both Arrow and the Flash. (As I shall be, as I’ll be featured on The 52 NOW! in a couple weeks to discuss them on their podcast). This looks top notch in both action and
cheese humor. I’m looking forward to seeing what this show has to bring to the table. It’s also a great way for them to keep track of the characters that aren’t directly affiliated with Arrow or the Flash, and give them something to do.
The title ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ may sound a bit wonky at first. It did to me anyway. But it appears that the show will feature heavy time-travel elements. Arthur Darvill (no rookie to time-travel himself) will be playing the time-traveling Rip Hunter, who goes back in time to partner up with heroes to prevent an event in the future from ever occurring. In his time these heroes are actually considered ‘legends.’ But still, why not call it ‘Justice Society’ or something? My guess is they don’t have the rights to the name?
The primary antagonist will be the immortal Vandal Savage, as mentioned in the trailer.
The cast also includes Brandon Routh (Atom), Caity Lotz (White Canary), Ciarra Renee (Hawkgirl), Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold), and Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave).