Most people generally remember the 1970s as a time characterized by amazing music, terrible clothes, and social upheaval. It’s not necessarily an era associated with superheroes, but then again, when time travel is involved anything is possible. While some of the heroes featured in DC’S Legends of Tomorrow were not even alive during the iconic decade, it seems that the show will allow them to take a trip back to that groovy era.
A new promo for Legends of Tomorrow has hit the web that shows the titular team going back to the 1970s. Some of the less socially adept members of the ensemble make their way to a rough-looking bar, and as one might expect, things don’t go according to plan.
The promo begins with the newly resurrected Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) dancing in a dive bar during the 1970s when she finds herself approached by a rough looking fellow interested in taking her outside. As one would expect, she rebuffs his advance but expresses interest in a girl sitting at the bar alone – much to the man’s chagrin. Leonard Snart AKA Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Mick Rory AKA Heatwave (Dominic Purcell) move to assist her but she handles the man no problem. Soon more assailants make their presence known, and she lets her partners get in on the action as a vicious brawl ensues.
Given the sort of foes we as an audience have seen Sara contend with in the past, her request for help feels more like an excuse to get Cold and Heatwave involved in the fun — not that anyone would ever complain about seeing them joining the brawl. Overall it’s a solidly executed action sequence that showcases the ensemble dynamic of Legends of Tomorrow, as well as the fact that the producers won’t forget about members of the audience who like a little gritty violence mixed in with their sci-fi adventures. In general the whole sequence bears numerous similarities to Joss Whedon’s Firefly, and we suspect that’s exactly what the producers were aiming for.
One of Legends of Tomorrow‘s more intriguing aspects is one not necessarily addressed in this clip, but comes to mind by nature of the setting. While time travel will certainly take the members of the team far into the past to face off against men like Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) and into the future where Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) has already won, the trope will also be used to allow them to encounter some even more familiar faces. Given the 1970s setting, it’s entirely possible that audiences will get a glimpse of an incredibly young Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) or Sara could meet her father Quentin as a rookie cop in Starling City. Time travel isn’t just a way for this series to explore new worlds, it’s also a way to go deeper into the psyche of characters the audience already knows and loves.
The Flash will return on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, while Arrow will return on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 and Legends of Tomorrow will see its series premiere on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
Source: The CW