The CW has released a new clip from the first part of this year’s highly anticipated crossover between The Flash and Arrow, and it deals with the origin story of Hawkman and how exactly both his and Hawkgirl’s fates are tied to the villainous Vandal Savage, the immortal bad guy set to shake up the lives of all these heroes in a major way.
Here’s the official synopsis for the first part of this crossover between Arrow and The Flash, which is titled “Legends of Today”:
In its second major crossover event with “Arrow,” Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) arrives in Central City and sets his sights on Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée). After Vandal attacks Kendra and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), they turn to Barry (Grant Gustin) for help. Realizing how dangerous Vandal is, Barry takes Kendra to Star City and asks Oliver and team to hide her until he can figure out how to stop Vandal. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when a man with wings AKA Hawkman (guest star Falk Hentschel) shows up and flies off with Kendra. Meanwhile, Harrison (Tom Cavanagh) develops a serum to make Barry run faster and asks Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) to test it out.
Tying Hawkman and Hawkgirl to Vandal Savage like this is very clever, and instantly establishes the big bad of Legends of Tomorrow as a credible and frightening threat. This crossover is all about setting up this trio of characters in this corner of the DC Universe, though it will obviously come down to that spinoff to continue their story.
This year’s crossover between Arrow and The Flash kicks off tomorrow night and continues on Wednesday. Tell us, what are you most excited about seeing? Sound off below and let us know.