The CW has unveiled the very first promo pic, an official synopsis, a video featurette, a first poster and the first trailer for DCâs Legends of Tomorrow, also revealing in one fell swoop the identity of Caity Lotz's (Arrow) costumed character and the big bad villain of the new series.
The upcoming 13-episodes superhero TV series is set to premiere as part of the networkâs midseason lineup (which is a bit of a surprise, but they appear to be going down the same route as Marvelâs Agent Carter event series). The show will star Arrow and Flash alums Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Ciara Renee as Kendra/Hawkgirl, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter. So, who is Caity Lotz playing, then? Sheâll be playing ... White Canary, while the other half of Firestorm's identity is being kept under wraps.
Lotzâs return had been shrouded in mystery ever since it was announced she was coming back for the Arrow/The Flash spinoff. She played Sara Lance/Canary on Arrow until she was murdered under Malcolm Merlyn's (John Barrowman) orders. In the wake of her death, the Canary mantle was taken up by her sister, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) on the series. From the trailer, we can see that Sara gets reborn thanks to the Lazarus Pit, and that the villain our Legends will face off against is Vandal Savage. In the comic books, Vandal Savage is an immortal villain and one of DCâs biggest bads, who first appeared in the pages of Green Lantern.
Check out the first-look trailer and video featurette for DCâs Legends of Tomorrow:
Hereâs the official synopsis:
When heroes alone are not enoughâ¦ the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat â one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?
DCâS LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (âThe Flash,â âAliasâ); Brandon Routh (âArrow,â âSuperman Returnsâ); Arthur Darvill (âDoctor Whoâ); Caity Lotz (âArrowâ); Ciarra Renee (âPippinâ); Franz Drameh (âEdge of Tomorrowâ); with Dominic Purcell (âThe Flash,â âPrison Breakâ); and Wentworth Miller (âThe Flash,â âPrison Breakâ). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DCâS LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (âArrow,â âThe Flash,â upcoming âPanâ), Marc Guggenheim (âArrow,â âEli Stone,â âPercy Jackson: Sea of Monstersâ), Andrew Kreisberg (âArrow,â âThe Flash,â âEli Stone,â âWarehouse 13â) and Sarah Schechter (âArrow,â âThe Flash,â upcoming âPanâ).
Are you looking forward to DCâs Legends of Tomorrow? And what do you think about Caity Lotz being revealed as the White Canary? Do you like Vandal Savage as the first season's Big Bad?