Arrow/Flash Spin-Off: Legends of Tomorrow is Moving Forward

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For those that love both Arrow and Flash, we’ve got good news for you: the new DC spin-off has been ordered to series for early 2016 and given the title Legends of Tomorrow.  It will star a mix of heroes and villains from both Arrow and Flash including Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), The Atom (Brandon Routh), Black Canary (Caity Lotz), Firestorm…or half of him, at least (Victor Garber), as well as newcomers Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill, of Doctor Who fame), Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), and a new unknown character named Jay Jackson (Franz Drameh).

Here’s the synopsis from Screen Rant:

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

And now for some fun SPOILER-FILLED fan musings:

This answers a few questions that have been kicked around such as how can a character who is supposedly dead (Black Canary) be on a new show. Will Rip Hunter’s sometimes ally and general annoyance Booster Gold make an appearance? What is this unstoppable, immortal threat – Vandal Savage, Darkseid? Are there any heroes or villains that they are keeping under wraps like they did in Flash with Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne?  Who is Jay Jackson? Is he one of the other Flashes as Screen Rant has suggested or is he as Digital Trends considers, some version of Cyborg or Static Shock.

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Regardless of what the answers are, Legends of Tomorrow will probably be met with enthusiasm and high ratings (by the standards of the CW). At least initially. Both the Arrow and Flash have developed strong, overlapping  fan-bases who will likely give both of these shows at least a few weeks. As long as Legends of Tomorrow can catch some of whatever makes the combination of the CW and DC work together so well this time around (Yes, I loved Smallville but I won’t pretend it’s 10% as good as either Arrow or Flash), this should add a strong program to the CW’s repertoire that may finally allow it to compete head on with the other networks.

Legends of Tomorrow arrives on CW early 2016.

Image/Article Source: Screen Rant

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Brian King’s first memory of serially watching a TV show was convincing his father to let him stay up “late” to watch Frasier and remembers discovering the Star Wars trilogy on a poorly taped VHS copy. From there he grew up reading science fiction and fantasy eventually moving deep into the now removed Star Wars expanded universe and into the wonder that were Douglas Adams. Had he the patience he would spend his time writing novels, but has had no success making it past a single page, and he instead spends most of his time going to concerts. His all time favorite TV shows are Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Scrubs, Frasier, MASH, Doctor Who, How I Met Your Mother, and Justified.

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