By: Adam Basciano
The CW held its Upfronts presentation and with it comes a poster, details, and a trailer for The Flash-Arrow Spinoff, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The series will air during mid season, and the first season will consist of 13 episodes. Caity Lotz, will reprise her character of Sara Lance, this time going by the moniker of the White Canary. How will she return? “Sara will be returning via The Lazarus Pit as confirmed by the trailer for Legends of Tomorrow that was just unveiled this morning at The CW’s Upfront presentation. Said Lotz to EW, “There’s going to be some differences. There’s going to be some repercussions [from] whatever happened and it’s definitely going to make a difference in how she is. I’m really looking forward to it. The stuff they were telling me about it and where they’re going to go with the character is exciting.” What threat will cause The Atom, White Canary, Hawkgirl, Firestorm, Captain Cold, Heatwave, and time traveller Rip Hunter to join forces? It appears that Rip Hunter (Roger Darvill) will be assembling his merry band of time-traveling warriors to thwart the evil machinations of Vandal Savage. Savage definitely fits the criteria of “immortal threat” as described in the official synopsis for Legends of Tomorrow. What exactly Savage is up to in Legends of Tomorrow is still a mystery. And though immortal, Savage is typical depicted as the type of threat that usually wouldn’t warrant the combined strength and abilities of Hunter, Atom (Bradon Routh), Firestorm (Victor Garber), Hawkgirl (Ciarra Renee), White Canary (Caity Lotz), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heatwave (Dominic Purcell). My guess would be that Savage is not the only villain the LoT team will face and that Savage has his own evil squad providing support.” The trailer below is absolutely EXCEPTIONAL! 3 characters that can fly, one of which is combustible, a character that can shrink, and a time-traveler. The trailer features action, sci-fi, humor, and the superhero team dynamic. The visual effects look spectacular. Basically, DC is sending a big F**K You to Marvel, because what Marvel has months of preproduction, and blockbuster budget to pull off on film, DC via The CW, is doing on TV on time crunch and a much smaller budget! Yet the results are equal, and sometimes better from a visual and story telling point of view!
(Sources: The CW, EW)