First official trailer, synopsis and video featurette for DC's Legends of Tomorrow offer plenty of reveals

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May 14, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT

The CW has unveiled the very first promo pic, an official synopsis, a video featurette, a first poster and the first trailer for DC’s 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 network’s midseason lineup (which is a bit of a surprise, but they appear to be going down the same route as Marvel’s 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? She’ll be playing ... White Canary, while the other half of Firestorm's identity is being kept under wraps.

Lotz’s 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 DC’s biggest bads, who first appeared in the pages of Green Lantern.

Check out the first-look trailer and video featurette for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:

Here’s the official synopsis:

When heroes alone are not enough… 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 — 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?

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).

Are you looking forward to DC’s 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?

(via Comic Book Resources, Comic Book MovieSpoiler TV)