DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” is only 1 day away from its premiere and the super hero show is set to introduce an exciting team of heroes. If you were already excited by the idea of 2 DC heroes (Arrow and The Flash) teaming up, get ready: Legends is bringing 8 of them together.
Led by a time-traveling rogue from future who calls himself Rip Hunter, it is up to these misfits to join forces and confront an immortal threat of Vandal Savage. It’s not just the planet that is at stake but all of time itself.
Since Legends isn’t derived from any specific comic book series, even the hardcore DC Universe fans wouldn’t be able to tell you the story’s outcome. As aforementioned, this spinoff will focus on the adventures of the ensemble instead of just 1 particular hero.
In order to prep you up for DC’s latest original series, here are 5 things you should know about these “Legends of Tomorrow”.
1. Legends is a combination of futuristic + action period piece
“Legends of Tomorrow” revolves around time and space, so viewers can expect the Legends to visit some politically and stylistically specific eras.
In episode 1 alone, the gang starts off on a shaky voyage to the 70s, starting with 1975. The team will also be visiting the 80s before jumping 50 years into the future. But don’t expect them to time travel back into the distant past though.
Executive producer, Phil Klemmer explains, “The further you go back, the chances of doing something unforeseen and deleterious to the timeline are much, much greater. So if you want to do a surgical strike, it’s better to go back relatively recent to the event that you want to change, which is Vandal Savage’s rise to power.”
2. The all-star cast will feature both new characters and returning favourites
You may remember these characters from “The Flash”: Captain Cold (played by Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (played by Dominic Purcell), and Dr. Martin Stein/one half of Firestorm (played by Victor Garber). “Arrow” characters Dr Ray Palmer/the Atom (played by Brandon Routh) and Sara Lance 2.0 aka White Canary (played by Caity Lotz) will also join the Legends group.
The series also sees introductions to exciting new characters which include Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl (played by Ciara Renee), Carter Hall aka Hawkman (played by Falk Hentschel), and Jeffrey Jackson aka Firestorm (played by Franz Drameh).
3. Will there be a crossover from “The Flash” and “Arrow”?
Yes, but not as regulars.
This is probably for the best seeing that “Legends of Tomorrow” is already so jam-packed with an all-star cast, it’ll be a challenge just to give each of the core characters their due. Add in the factor that Stephen Arnell’s Oliver Queen and Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen are busy leading their own shows respectively.
However, both Barry and Oliver will be vital in bringing the entire team together and reminding them the importance of working as a unit in their mission to take down the big bad guy, Vandal Savage.
4. Hawkman and Hawkgirl’s Egyptian background
“Wait what, so they’re both from Egypt?”
Not exactly, but they are both reincarnations of Egyptian gods. Hawkman is a reincarnation of the Egyptian prince Khufu while Hawkgirl was formerly the Egyptian priestess Chay-Ara.
With the ability to spout wings, Kendra and Carter are fated to be reincarnated as winged helmeted warriors through the ages. The twist is that Kendra never returns with any recollection of her one true love while Carter remembers everything.
5. The big bad guy is Vandal Savage
Vandal Savage was originally created in 1944. Cinema Blend reported that in the comics, “Savage was a caveman who was exposed to a radioactive meteorite that increased his intelligence and made him immortal. Having lived for tens of thousands of years, the super villain not only has subtly influenced the course of history, but also obtained millennia of knowledge on different subjects, making him one of the most dangerous villains in the DC universe.”
Here, this villain is an immortal who has spent “6,000 years moving like a virulent disease through history, whispering in the ears of despots and dictators, all leading to his eventual domination of the world.”
It’s a world domination that Rip Hunter is hoping to stop. Hence why he has assemble the “Legends of Tomorrow”.
There you have it folks! Hopefully you’ve learned several interesting tidbits and are now even more interested to watch DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow”.
DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” will premiere on 22nd January (Friday) at 9pm first and exclusive on Warner TV (HyppTV Channel 613) and on the HyppTV Everywhere mobile application.