The cat has finally been let out of the bag concerning The CW’s next DC Comics spinoff series, now that DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has been officially announced with footage from the show captured under total secrecy. Bringing new DC superheroes and returning villains into the same time-hopping adventure, the network’s third entry in its shared superhero universe has fans curious, if not entirely convinced.
Now comments and details from the show’s cast (offered before the show’s unveiling) have arrived in the latest instalment of DC All Access, more or less confirming a few of our own suspicions – while keeping severeal of the show’s secrets close to the vest for now.
For a perfect example of the secrecy we’re referring to, look no further than Franz Drameh (Attack The Block), the last cast member to be officially announced. His casting as ‘Jay Jackson’ – a new character despite prior word he would play a known DC Comics hero – and promising-athlete-turned-mechanic origin story have had fans speculating ever since (ourselves included). Cyborg continues to be an odd theory, considering he’s set to debut in Batman V Superman, and Drameh simply repeating the bullet-points of his character’s description will only fuel online discussion.
The details offered by the other cast members back up what’s been rumored and outright confirmed by the show’s trailer: Caity Lotz will return as the White Canary, Brandon Routh’s Atom will now be able to shrink, and both Wentwork Miller and Dominic Purcell are explicitly citing Prison Break as what to expect from their continued work as Captain Cold and Heat Wave, respectively. Meanwhile, it seems intentionally difficult to discern which origin story this take on Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée) will be following.
As for the ongoing issue of Victor Garber being confirmed to star, and Robbie Amell, the other half of Firestorm not, the actor offers some comfort. Garber’s claim that “he’ll be around” could refer to Amell or him taking control of the Firestorm entity, but we wouldn’t expect any clarification soon. It’s interesting to hear Brandon Routh support earlier word that Ray Palmer would be acting as a leader of the team of heroes and villains, with Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) guiding them with knowledge of the future.
Which of the actors are you most eager to see get more time in the spotlight? Are there any comic book storylines, or hints offered in The Flash or Arrow that you hope to see expanded upon? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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?
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).
Legends of Tomorrow will air on The CW beginning in January 2016.
Source: DC Entertainment