While Arrow and The Flash have been kicking around the CW’s Arrowverse for longer, Legends of Tomorrow is the series that most gets to revel in the more fantastical elements of DC’s comic book lore. Though the Flash gets to fight giant, telepathic gorillas and Green Arrow has battled his fair share of magical foes, the Legends spend every week hopping through space and time to take on threats to all of reality. They’ve encountered Confederate zombies, run from rampaging dinosaurs, and mixed it up in the Old West and feudal Japan, all in an effort to save the timestream from anything that threatens it.
After joining the other Arrowverse heroes to stop the threat of the Dominators, the Legends are back from the show’s hiatus and ready to continue their work and adventures. Their first item of business is to rescue Rip Hunter, who’s lost his memory and gotten all mixed up in the movie business. Luckily, that particular problem led to yesterday’s midseason premiere, which saw the series paying tribute to George Lucas with tons of Easter eggs. It not only showed why Lucas matters to the series, but set up next week’s episode in which the Legends will properly face off against the Legion of Doom.
Though they’re a good bit different from the Legion of Doom in the comics, they still pose a mighty threat. Thanks to Television Promos, we’ve now got our first look at their debut in next week’s episode. In the promo, the group tries to figure out how to save Rip while also looking for the Spear of Destiny. Of course, one option is to hand over the amulet that Damien Darhk, Reverse-Flash, and Malcolm Merlyn are seeking, but only Rory thinks that’s a first resort.
Though the Legends outnumber the Legion, Reverse-Flash presents a particular challenge. Why he hasn’t simply used his super speed to kill every hero is unknown, but perhaps he likes the long game. The Legion will also grow more troublesome when Captain Cold returns and joins their ranks. How and why will both be very interesting questions to have answered.
Leonard Snart has been one of the most fascinating Arrowverse villains, even more so as he became more of an anti-hero in the first season of Legends. His demise was heart-wrenching for the series, so it’ll be interesting to see how the writers and producers treat his return. We have, of course, seen Wentworth Miller reprise the role of few times, as both a hologram and figment of Rory’s imagination. Still, seeing him properly return to the show, however it’s done, will surely be welcomed by fans. We’ll know soon enough, and will bring you any Legends news as it arrives.
Legends of Tomorrow continues Tuesday, January 31 with ‘The Legion of Doom’ at 9pm on The CW.
Source: Television Promos