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The CW has released a trailer for it’s much anticipated upcoming Arrow/Flash spinoff, Legends of Tomorrow.
As was announced a few weeks ago, the show will star a mix of heroes and villains from 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). Now we have even more info on what to expect.
First thing that should be said is that the trailer does not necessarily depict what will happen in the show, but was filmed only for trailer release. Still, I would assume it’s canon, so there are definitely Flash and Arrow SPOILERS ahead.
Here’s what we learned from the trailer that we didn’t already know:
- Sarah Lance has been revived using the lazarus pits as the White Canary
- Vandal Savage, DC’s immortal villain, is the enemy
- Ray Palmer has finally figured out how to actually get smaller
- Oliver appears to be dressing as The Arrow again
- Firestorm appears to seem like he’ll be in the show even though Robbie Amell is not?
This is all great, but I remain a bit cautious. At least, initially.
A couple questions: if the point of the show is for the heroes to defeat Vandal Savage, will they accomplish this by the end of Season One, or will it be years before they face him?
Also, will Legends of Tomorrow be integrated into the Flash/Arrow story as much as Flash and Arrow are into each other, and if the three shows are gonna be integrated how careful do they have to be with spoilers between shows? After all, the trailer for the penultimate episode of The Flash spoiled the fact that Oliver Queen was not Al-Sahim, but the Arrow through and through. I’m nervous that by balancing three different shows, the creators might slip up and accidentally spoil one or the other in a similar fashion.
Still, Legends of Tomorrow sets the stage for something big, much bigger then either Flash or Arrow combined and looks to be another great show for both the CW (maybe it’s time to think about just renaming itself the DC network) and DC. Maybe it’s time for The CW network to think about renaming itself the DC network?
Legends of Tomorrow lands January 2016.