Before Arrow and The Flash aired their midseason finales and entered their winter breaks, both shows worked to set up the third DC Comics-based series set to premiere on The CW later this month: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The show will follow Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) as he assembles a team of eight legends and leads them on a mission through time in order to save the world from Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) – who served as the villain for the two-part Arrow and The Flash crossover event earlier in their fourth and second seasons, respectively.
In an effort to promote the series premiere of Legends of Tomorrow, The CW has released a full-length trailer for the show, a poster of all the legends showing off their powers, and various additional promos and TV spots to generate excitement for the spinoff. Now, the latest two promos highlight the team coming together and specifically focus on one particular hero.
The new group TV spot (which you can watch it above) teases the team of criminals, misfits, and heroes coming together in order to form the Legends of Tomorrow. The second promo (below) focuses mainly on Carter Hall a.k.a. Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), who was originally going to lead the show with Kendra Saunders a.k.a. Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée). As has been teased in previous promos, the new spots highlight how each member of the team will come to terms with their new roles as legends.
Filling out the rest of the team is Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh) a.k.a. Firestorm, Ray Palmer a.k.a. The Atom (Brandon Routh), Sara Lance a.k.a. White Canary (Caity Lotz), Leonard Snart a.k.a. Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), and Mick Rory a.k.a. Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell). Legends of Tomorrow was developed by The CW DC TV universe architects Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim, while Phil Klemmer will serve as showrunner.
With such a large cast, it’s difficult to see how Legends of Tomorrow will manage to give each of its characters enough room to explore their roles within the show, whether it’s Jax still learning to use his powers, Captain Cold’s transition from criminal to working with a team, or White Canary’s path back to humanity. Certainly, most of the character introductions took place on Arrow and The Flash – with the exception of Rip Hunter – but Legends of Tomorrow poses a new challenge in authentically portraying these criminals, misfits, and heroes as legends.
That being said, the other series within The CW’s DC TV universe have largely managed to strike a balance between character moments and the bigger action set pieces, which Legends of Tomorrow will of course include as well. So, it seems likely, with much of the same behind-the-scenes talent involved in Legends of Tomorrow, that the newest DC Comics television show will successfully focus on the legends themselves (as well as their legendary mission) when the series premieres later this month.
The Flash will return on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016, while Arrow will return on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 and Legends of Tomorrow will see its series premiere on Thursday, January 21st, 2016.
Source: The CW