A new synopsis has been released for the upcoming series premiere of Legends of Tomorrow, and it gives us a much better idea of what to expect from the highly anticipated Arrow/The Flash spinoff.
For starters, it reveals just how far back in time Rip Hunter has travelled, and we now know for sure that he’s from the same era as Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash. Could Legends of Tomorrow explain how he makes his return? That’s certainly possible, but for now, here are all the latest details on the series:
In the year 2166, the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) is on the verge of his final victory – total chaos and the utter destruction of humanity. As the world crumbles, the Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) takes matters into his own hands; he travels 150 years into the past to assemble a carefully selected team of heroes and rogues to stop him.
Hunter has chosen what seems like an ill-matched group: billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), known as Captain Cold, and his partner Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), AKA Heat Wave, a pair of career criminals; and Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel) AKA Hawkgirl and Hawkman.
Together this unlikely group will attempt to stop one of the most formidable villains of all time, while they must learn how to not only be a team, but heroes as well. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg.
So, there aren’t too many huge reveals here, but it’s definitely good to get some insight on what brings this team together.
Legends of Tomorrow is set to hit The CW on January 21st, and a handful of early reviews for the series – which have popped up courtesy of the trades – have been very positive so far, meaning that superheroes taking over the network is something we’ll continue seeing for the foreseeable future.