NOTE: This Post Contains MAJOR Spoilers for Arrow Season 3
Fans from all over the world are currently attending San Diego Comic-Con 2015 (at the time of this writing). While there will be plenty of comic and movie news at the crowded event, superhero TV shows are making their presence known at the convention as well. From costumes on display, to new figures being revealed, to signings with the cast, fans of DC’s TV shows attending SDCC 2015 have plenty to explore.
It hasn’t been revealed just yet what kind of news may be announced regarding CW’s upcoming comic book show, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, but the cast continues to drop interesting bits of information during interviews. The latest pieces of information cover how time travel factors into the show and goes over what kind of role Sara Lance, a.k.a. White Canary – formerly known as Canary – might play in the series.
Canary died back in the beginning of Arrow’s third season, but thanks to the healing properties of the Lazarus Pit, she’s returned to life. While speaking with EW, actress Caity Lotz said she hasn’t seen any of Legends of Tomorrow’s scripts just yet, but she thinks the use of time travel – presumably thanks to the new character Rip Hunter – will help make the show unique:
“It’s going to take us into a different world, not in the sense of another dimension. It’s going to be a completely different vibe. That will be cool to think that if we’re in a different time period, it’s going to really shake up the show, really keep it exciting and different.”
As for whether or not she’ll get along with her new teammates, Lotz pointed out that her character often did her own thing, even back when she was a part of Team Arrow. She described White Canary as “more of a lone wolf” and said it’ll likely “be a challenge to have to work with all these different personalities.”
Despite probably butting heads with her newfound teammates – one can only assume she won’t get along very well with Captain Cold and Heat Wave – Lotz explained why this dynamic may actually benefit White Canary:
“It’ll be good for her. Even on Arrow, I don’t think Sara ever quite found her place or really fit in anywhere. I’d like to see her be able to find that. Hopefully by working with all these personalities and being forced to be around this team and work with them, she’ll be able to find that.“
Many fans of Arrow have one big question: Will Sara Lance meet her sister, Laurel Lance? If so, what will Sara think of Laurel learning hand-to-hand combat and becoming the vigilante Black Canary?
Lotz isn’t sure if this encounter will happen in either show, but she does think Sara wouldn’t be happy about her sister’s decision to fight crime in the streets:
“I think the crossover potential is something that really excites me about the show and what I feel like sets it apart from all the other superhero shows. Sara and Laurel’s relationship has always been a pretty complicated one. I don’t imagine that these recent events are going to make it any less complicated. I’m curious to see. I don’t even know. Would they be fighting against each other? Or would they be fighting on the same side? I don’t think Sara would be into Laurel donning the mask and becoming Black Canary, just because she wouldn’t have wanted her to have the same life that she had, that she wasn’t so into all that darkness. I definitely hope that something happens, whether they fight together or against each other. It could be cool side by side. I’m into that.”
Though it’s understandable Sara would be concerned about her sister’s safety, it’s very possible she would also be proud to see how much Laurel has progressed as a person in Season 3. Laurel stopped her self-destructive ways and, even though she isn’t nearly as skilled in combat as her allies, she’s still managed to become a solid addition to Team Arrow. Plus, she now has the Canary Cry to even the odds! No matter how the siblings react to one another – not having the two meet after Sara’s resurrection would be a missed opportunity. Yet, another big question remains: will they tell their father, Quentin Lance, that Sara’s alive? He took Sara’s death particularly hard and went on a downward spiral, drinking, and lashing out against the Arrow.
Eventually, it was revealed that a mind-controlled Thea Queen was the one who killed Sara. When asked how Sara would feel about Thea, the actress said, “I would imagine it would be a hard image to shake, Thea’s face as she shoots three arrows into Sara’s chest.“ Still, a solid heart-to-heart with Sara and Thea could be the one thing that truly gets Quentin back on a more virtuous and constructive path.
Lotz added that if Sara discovered Malcolm Merlyn manipulated Thea into killing her, she would “definitely have some feelings of revenge brewing in her stone cold assassin blood.” Seeing as Merlyn is now leading the League of Assassins and is confirmed to appear in Arrow’s fourth season, there’s a lot of potential there for a major conflict between the two.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will air Spring 2016 on The CW. Arrow will return to The CW in Fall 2015.