One of the most entertaining by-products of a show centered around time travel is that the sky (and licensing rights) is the limit when it comes to featured characters. With The CW’s superhero team up show Legends of Tomorrow characters alive and dead from both Arrow, The Flash, and certain other DC properties can appear as the team travels back and forth through time. Only halfway through the first season, we’ve already seen a possible dystopian future for Star City, glimpsed Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) in the 1970s, and encountered young version of both Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Professor Stein (Victor Garber).
It seems the back half of the season isn’t slowing down with the cameos and new characters as the team continues the fight to kill Vandal Savage. New information has been released about where are heroes are travelling, and the faces they encounter should look pretty familiar to comic book fans and longtime viewers.
A new trailer was released at the WonderCon convention, and it highlighted the action to come on the show. Interspersed between more battles and a ominous rally speech from Savage, we catch a few shots of scenes clearly taking place in the past. Ray Palmer speaks to a wheelchair bound Felicity Smoak who warns him that taking down Savage isn’t a “vacation”, indicating he visits Star City sometime within the last few months. Sara Lance returns to the League of Assassin where we see the first image of Ra’s Al Ghul’s other daughter, Talia Al Ghul. We go even farther back in time as the Time Masters send an assassin out to kill the young versions of the team, and even take a trip to the old west, as we see our first look at Johnathon Schaech’s Jonah Hex. You can check out the full video above.
This packed promo also gives us a glimpse of Jewel Staite (Firefly), a robotics expert and technical genius who is related in some way to one of the Legends. Both Staite and Schaech’s appearances are highly anticipated additions to the show, as the former is a favorite among sci-fi fans, and the latter is breathing new life into a character who has suffered from a disastrous mainstream movie adaptation.
Legends of Tomorrow has proved it works best when balancing fun and exciting capers with grounded emotional development. This trailer seems to have both in spades, as it continues to look at the impact the team is actually having on the timeline. The show falters when it tries to do too much, balancing all of the different main characters and numerous guest stars. Hopefully the series’ showrunners will use these final eight episodes to enhance the universe they’ve already built, and utilize the exciting guest stars as fun accents to the core show.
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8pm on The CW, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8pm on The CW, Legends of Tomorrow will return with ‘Left Behind’ on Thursday March 31st, 2016 at 8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW