Despite the lackluster finale to the recent The Flash/Arrow crossover, Legends of Tomorrow is looking to be one of he most exciting new shows of 2016. As things stand, both existing shows can go back to their own stories while we wait for Rip Hunter to assemble The Atom, The White Canary, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold, Heatwave and the two halves of Firestorm! I think Hawkman might show up as well, but that’s slightly less exciting. He isn’t very heavily featured in the trailer, which I hope means he’ll be a supporting character for Kendra Saunders instead of telling her what to do all the time.
The trailer has plenty of Vandal Savage, the immortal knife-thrower and artifact-collector who proved to be quite a handful for Team Flarrow, and while he’s finally dead, he’s most likely not ‘dead’ dead, because magic and time-travel are now things that happen a lot on these two shows. Things look like they’re about heat up and go sideways, and yes, I my choice of words was entirely related to the new poster.
That is one audaciously colourful image, packed with a grand total of nine superheroes. It even features my favourite new costumes, the ones worn by White Canary and Firestorm. The whole thing is almost dizzying from a composition standpoint, but it evokes so much of the show’s apparent fun and bombast that I can’t really be mad. ‘Dare to defy’ indeed.
The first of the show’s 15 ordered episodes airs January 21st on The CW.