One week from tomorrow, The CW will expand their superhero lineup even further with the addition of a brand new show, DC's Legends of Tomorrow. This show features characters from both Arrow and The Flash, plus new heroes and villains, so you should expect plenty of crossover elements from all three shows. Case in point, The CW just released a new trailer that sheds some new light on Ray Palmer, a.k.a. Atom (Brandon Routh). This footage also shows Atom conversing with Arrow (Stephen Amell) himself, and Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) from The Flash, who ponders why billionaires become superheroes.
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 the planet is at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, when heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein, Brandon Routh as Atom, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl, Falk Hentschel as Hawkman and Franz Drameh as Jay Jackson, with Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave and Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold. 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, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, Chris Fedak and Sarah Schechter serve as executive producers. Glenn Winter directed the pilot episode, from a script by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg.
Aside from the show's main villain, Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), other new characters who will debut on the show include Stephanie Corneliussen as the DC Comics character Valentina Vostok, a.k.a. Negative Woman, and another report from October revealed that the show is casting for Connor Hawke. In the Arrow comic books, Connor Hawke is Oliver Queen's son, although that aspect of the comics will be discarded for the TV version. We'll surely find out more about this show next week, just before the series premiere, thanks to a new special.
The CW is airing a new special entitled DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now on Tuesday, January 19 at 9 PM ET. The special features show clips and interviews from Legends, Arrow and The Flash executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer and Wendy Mericle. Their Time Is Now introduces viewers to the immortal madman Vandal Savage, the time master Rip Hunter, and the motley band of heroes and rogues he assembles to try to save the future of humanity: Hawkman, Hawkgirl, White Canary, The Atom, Firestorm, Captain Cold, and Heat Wave. Take a look at the latest trailer for DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the January 21 premiere date.