Looks like next year I get to add another great show to my weekly lineup thanks to the team that brought hit shows such as CW’s Arrow and The Flash enter DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. (see show synopsis below)
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
This show supports the notion I have expressed in a past post, in that Arrow is creatingsomething special for fans not only in its story following Oliver Queen’s journey but that of other heroes who aspire to continue what he has started. That seems to be the theme heading out of Arrow this season, Oliver had started something that will continue to grow and move on long after he is gone.
Legends of Tomorrow will no doubt continue to carry through rich compelling story telling just as its predecessor; however this show feels as if it will give us a much needed change up with its approach as the show will continue to drive home the more mystic, fanatical side of the DC universe with its time travel. One of the most compelling things within the trailer is the resurrection of Caity Lotz’s character Sara who was killed at the beginning of the season. Seeing her shot full of arrows and falling off a building took fans of the show by surprise. Thanks to the inclusion of Ras Al Ghul and his Lazarus Pit, this takes yet another page out of a Batman storyline as former Robin, Jason Todd, was brought back to life via the Lazarus Pit after being killed by the Joker.
The second most exciting thing is the show’s villain, Vandel Savage, who happens to be the villain I chose during my Justice League casting call 2 years ago. After watching his character on the Justice League animated series as well as Young Justice, I always felt he was just as dangerous as the Joker, just as cunning as the Riddler and could pose as a physical threat yet completely bring something new to the table with his own story of how he came to be. An immortal man bent on world domination, who has the ability to strategically carry out his plans as well as defend himself. He is a guy who has a healing factor like a Wolverine, which makes him a very formidable opponent.
The different characters and personalities within this team will make for something new and exciting from week to week as we dive into the world of these heroes who will become “Legends” which was proclaimed by time traveling hero “Rip” Hunter, how makes up the team which consist of Hawk Girl (Ciarra Renee), White Canary (Caity Lotz) The Atom(Brandon Ruth), Professor Martin Stein aka Fire Storm (Victor Garber), added within this team are two wild cards Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heatwave (Arthur Darvil). My hope is that Arrow (Stephen Amell) and The Flash (Grant Gustin) will make appearances throughout the show along with other heroes such as Team Arrow characters John Diggle (David Ramsey), Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) and Arsenal (Colton Haynes). It will be very interesting to see Team Arrow’s reaction to Sara’s resurrection as they have mourned her loss throughout the season, her death has created a riff between Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and his daughter Laurel. This show does feel as if it will place Atom in more of a Iron Man role as one of its main stars which is pretty cool as I have enjoyed the Atom this past season.
My fear when hearing that the brain trust behind the Arrow and the Flash were looking to create spinoffs I thought it might seem too much like the other, however that notion has been put to rest as this show truly opens up another dynamic that can continue on for seasons to come.
Last year Stephen Amell (Arrow) was asked if he was glad that he didn’t have to answer any of the “will you be in Zack Synder Justice League film” questions and his response were as followings
“Yes, And by the way. Okay. There's a Flash show. We have Firestorm. We have Canary. We have The Atom. Okay. If you want the actual Justice League film - I don't know when it's coming out - you can watch the Justice League on television. The reason I'm happy to not to have to answer the question anymore [of being in the Justice League movie] is because that I think it undersold what we're doing on TV. I would put our degree of difficulty producing 23 episodes of television every year, spinning off the show, giving people the confidence to green light other DC properties - and there's five DC properties on television now - I would put that degree of difficulty up with producing a $250 million film. They are very different things, and I never wanted to feel as though our existence was only going to be justified if we were part of the cinematic universe. That has nothing to do with anything. We are stamping out our own spot. So I'm glad that people know that now”.
Legends of Tomorrow continues to support those very comments to the fullest. The show is set to premier mid-January 2016
Before I head out head out I would like to also share the new trailer for the upcoming Super Girl show starring Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor EL Cousin of Super Man. What the trailer shows of the show thus far looks good, there is also talk this will be in the same universe as the Arrow and The Flash so we could get a potential crossover at some point