DC’s Legends of Tomorrow unveiled their trailer, and it’s quite the superhero epic. Forget what once was the grounded DC/CW world of Arrow, we now have time-travellers, the dead brought to life, and a guy who can shrink really, really small. I love that this show doesn’t appear to be embarrassed by its comic book nature, and instead has decided to fully embrace it. So let’s discuss DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s trailer!
So on paper the idea of a couple of Flash Rogues, a dead chick, one half of Firestorm, the Iron Man wannabe, and the two new characters being a team together didn’t sound amazing. But watching the trailer, it works! Sara is back from the dead, of course because of the Lazarus Pit. Poor Lance, dealing with his daughter being dead, then not dead, then dead again, then not dead again, quite the emotional whirlwind. But seeing her in the promo, made me realise how much I missed her character, and I gotta say, I much prefer this new costume.
Atom has gone from being the Iron Man wannabe, to actually being the Atom. Visually, his shrinking abilities look quite good, and it will be great to finally see him in action. By the time this show comes out, we would have seen Ant-Man so we can get an idea of how they will show his shrinking abilities in live-action fights.
Captain Cold and Heatwave, are the unexpected characters. Heatwave will generally do what ever Captain Cold tells him to do. But it will add an interesting layer to the team dynamics, to have a couple of villains, who are on a team, knowing that in the future they are “legends”.
Firestorm is a bit of question mark, because we don’t see his other half. As far as we know right now, Robbie Amell hasn’t signed onto the show yet, so maybe we’ll only see him occasionally pop up.
Hawkgirl looks badass! We only saw distant shots, but them wings look glorious! It’s pretty exciting that they’re bringing her character on board, and because we haven’t been formally introduced to her character yet, we don’t really know what role she will play on the team.
Then you have Rip Hunter (who I was hoping was going to be Booster Gold, but what ever), is the one with all the knowledge. I wonder why everyone is so quick to trust this random dude from the future?
What we got from the trailer
First of all, so much for riding off with Felicity hey Oliver! I’m not sure when this conversation with the Legends team takes place, but that’s Oliver, looking all very not-retired like. So that’s something, but obviously not surprising.
The Hawkgirl in this show is Kendra Saunders. Her past lives complex is mentioned as she is a soul that is constantly being reincarnated. It will be interesting to see if they bring Hawkman in, as their characters are always so inextricably linked. But the big question is, will she have a mace?
We saw Sara being bathed in the Lazarus Pit in the trailer. Which is weird, because surely by then her body was rotting away, she was dead for a while, in fact we see her body just chilling down in the Arrow cave for a little while. So I’m not sure how they’re going to explain this, but the important thing is that she’s back! But I hope they don’t go around using the Lazarus Pit for everyone. An important thing to remember about the Lazarus Pit is that it changes people once they use it. Sara was already pretty brutal and intense, I can only imagine how she will be like once she comes out of the Pit.
The big bad of the show is Vandal Savage. Basically Vandal Savage was a caveman, who encountered a meteorite (yepp) which let off a special radiation (yepp) which made him immortal (yepp). And because he’s immortal, that made him feel super-duper important. So throughout history we find traces of Vandal Savage getting up to no good. In the comics Vandal Savage has many children, but the one he actually considers his own is Scandal Savage. Interestingly enough, Scandal Savage hates her father even though Vandal considers her his heir. So perhaps they will bring her in to help out the team deal with her crazy immortal dad.
We also see a man with his back turned to the camera sitting on a chair whilst Rip Hunter is talking, and it is none other than Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash himself! It makes sense to show him, as Reverse Flash was the character that introduced time travel to this world. So I’m curious to see what role he plays in the show, and what Rip Hunter has to say about him.
The rest of the trailer is just a bunch of cool action shots. It’s important to note that the show hasn’t actually fully entered production yet. What was shown in the trailer was either past footage, or shot specifically for this preview, to show at the CW Upfronts for advertisers. So who knows if what we saw is actually going to be in the show or not.
Overall I think that the Legends of Tomorrow trailer looks awesome and the show looks like it has a lot of potential. It’s quite exciting to see a superhero team on the small screen. I think the team dynamics will be a lot of fun to see, and I’m excited for how they are going to present Vandal Savage. All up, bring on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!
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