Legends of Tomorrow Unites DC Television Heroes In New Trailer

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Legends of Tomorrow Unites DC Television Heroes In New Trailer

CW's Legends of Tomorrow continues the story of Arrow and The Flash with a conflict between Rip Hunter and Vandal Savage.

Marvel Studios has the market cornered when it comes to shared superhero universes on film - but in television, DC is on a much stronger footing. It started with Arrow, a CW television series based on the exploits of the comic book vigilante Green Arrow. Then The Flash introduced superpowers, time travel, and many more traditional comic book concepts to the world's lore. Now DC is going full-blown team-up with Legends of Tomorrow, centering on a time-travel plot involving Rip Hunter and the immortal Vandal Savage.

Set in the same fictional universe as Arrow and Flash, Legends of Tomorrow introduces Rip Hunter - a time-traveler who knows an apocalyptic future will be initiated by Savage. To prevent the disaster, Hunter travels to modern-day and unites a team newly-rising heroes and villains. Outside of Arrow and Flash (who presumably fill the occasional guest role), these "Legends" include the Atom, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, White Canary, and Firestorm.

The trailer introduces the misfit team during their first meeting on a secluded rooftop, only for Hunter (played by Arthur Darvill) to step into view and reveal why everyone must come together. Along the way, we see displays of each character's power, a fight scene in an enemy base... and the foot of a giant robot smashing through the roof. Consider me sold.

Combined, Legends of Tomorrow could make for an incredibly impressive series, and it kicks the doors wide open for countless other DC heroes. Green Lantern is perhaps the most likely example, considering he's already rumored to appear in Arrow for Season 4 and was the subject of a recent Ferris Air Easter Egg in The Flash.

Taking a group of characters who aren't as well-known as the Justice League might be a risky movie, but the CW has done fantastic work with Arrow and The Flash so far. Legends of Tomorrow should be well-worth watching when it launches in the 2015-2016 television season.

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Cool, but did they really, really, need to bring Sara back? It's a bit stupid having a character who has been brought back from the dead twice. And that intro was a bit cringeworthy.

On a sidenote, anyone see that Arrow Season 3 finale? It was crazy. Just glad Felicity doesn't have to be such a badly acted whiny little bitch anymore. Not sure what this trailer means for the Arrow's future though.

And what happened to the suicide squad series? Wasn't that supposed to happen?

Yeesh. That was a bit painful.

Whoever's making this, I really don't think they have the budget or the acting secret sauce to pull off that kind of straight-faced goofishness.

Really cringe worthy dialogue, but I find Arrow dialogue in general is just as bad.

Still, least it seems like this show won't take itself as seriously as Arrow and has instead borrowed the same tone as The Flash (which is a better show in every way) and the action looks decent so can't really complain.

Plus more Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold is never a bad thing.

At the very least it's leagues ahead of that horrid Supergirl trailer, ugh.

Also, i cant help but note that someone working for DC actually does know how to emulate the MCU. Its a wonder why they havent taken those folks and put them in charge of the movies instead.

Zhukov:
Yeesh. That was a bit painful.

Whoever's making this, I really don't think they have the budget or the acting secret sauce to pull off that kind of straight-faced goofishness.

Well i always thought that cheese was an inherent part of a superhero series, and that the good ones dont let cheese ruin the plot.

And even in this case, ill take the goof over the insistently dark and gritty DC movies.

Speaking of which, DC/WB still seem more comitted to pushing the DCCU, for all the disaster thats going to be if that Supergirl trailer was any accurate indication.

Zhukov:
Yeesh. That was a bit painful.

Whoever's making this, I really don't think they have the budget or the acting secret sauce to pull off that kind of straight-faced goofishness.

So you don't like the Flash then?

Zhukov:
Yeesh. That was a bit painful.

Whoever's making this, I really don't think they have the budget or the acting secret sauce to pull off that kind of straight-faced goofishness.

Yeah I lost it when the enemies were actually using laser guns and it actually make a "pew pew" sound? What is this??? GI Joe???

Also they bloody made The Atom into an Iron Man wannabe even when they did kept his shrinking power!

"but in television, DC is on a much stronger footing"

OP must not have seen Daredevil then...

Or the plans for the Defenders show.

Edit:

Masters of Time?

Really?

Dr.Who wants his copyright back.

Politrukk:
"but in television, DC is on a much stronger footing"

OP must not have seen Daredevil then...

I thought Daredevil was released on Netflix, and was not actually broadcast?

Also theyre definitely on a stronger footing compared to thier movies.

Bob_McMillan:
Cool, but did they really, really, need to bring Sara back? It's a bit stupid having a character who has been brought back from the dead twice. And that intro was a bit cringeworthy.

On a sidenote, anyone see that Arrow Season 3 finale? It was crazy. Just glad Felicity doesn't have to be such a badly acted whiny little bitch anymore. Not sure what this trailer means for the Arrow's future though.

And what happened to the suicide squad series? Wasn't that supposed to happen?

Sara never died the first time she was presumed dead just like Oliver was.

Never heard of a Suicide Squad tv show just the film.

I'm hoping season 4 of Arrow's second half will be 'Green Arrow and Green Lantern' based on the 1970's Green Lantern and Green Arrow book were they travelled the USA fighting bad guys with the TV show using the hunting down of Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E the ones responsible for Diggle's brothers death as the season plot.

gigastar:

Politrukk:
"but in television, DC is on a much stronger footing"

OP must not have seen Daredevil then...

I thought Daredevil was released on Netflix, and was not actually broadcast?

Also theyre definitely on a stronger footing compared to thier movies.

Well.... Netflix isn't really its own medium though, at least I've not seen specified netflixboxes with netflixscreens

So i'm counting that as television.

Honestly not sure what to think. I have been enjoying the Flash but I was never the biggest fan of Arrow and the writers basicly ripping off Batman for most of this season has not helped. It was cool to see Atom finaly shrink but he still feels like a poor mans Tony Stark.

I will wait and see but I am already having trouble with the premise. A guy goes back in time to recrute a group of Superheroes to help him save the future and he recrutes the B team?

But that is a small issue and I doubt it will bother most people. As long as people enjoy it where is the harm.

Politrukk:
"but in television, DC is on a much stronger footing"

OP must not have seen Daredevil then...

Or the plans for the Defenders show.

"A much stronger footing" isn't the same as saying DC is the undisputed winner. It means DC is doing better with TV than movies right now.

That said, Daredevil is the only Netflix show out so far - Defenders doesn't even have a release date.

Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter are picking up the slack for Marvel but they aren't technically superhero shows.

P-89 Scorpion:

Bob_McMillan:
Cool, but did they really, really, need to bring Sara back? It's a bit stupid having a character who has been brought back from the dead twice. And that intro was a bit cringeworthy.

On a sidenote, anyone see that Arrow Season 3 finale? It was crazy. Just glad Felicity doesn't have to be such a badly acted whiny little bitch anymore. Not sure what this trailer means for the Arrow's future though.

And what happened to the suicide squad series? Wasn't that supposed to happen?

Sara never died the first time she was presumed dead just like Oliver was.

Never heard of a Suicide Squad tv show just the film.

I'm hoping season 4 of Arrow's second half will be 'Green Arrow and Green Lantern' based on the 1970's Green Lantern and Green Arrow book were they travelled the USA fighting bad guys with the TV show using the hunting down of Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E the ones responsible for Diggle's brothers death as the season plot.

I love Green Lantern but there is no way the show would get the budget to do it properly. Green Lanterns can simply do too many things. Plus it would kind of make Arrow a bit useless. One has a Bow and Arrow and the other has the most powerfull weapon in the universe. I know who my money would be on.

P-89 Scorpion:

Zhukov:
Yeesh. That was a bit painful.

Whoever's making this, I really don't think they have the budget or the acting secret sauce to pull off that kind of straight-faced goofishness.

So you don't like the Flash then?

Haven't seen it.

I'm only vaguely aware that DC having been doing things with televisions. That trailer was my first actual taste.

It hasn't exactly instilled me with a raging desire to chase down their offerings.

Fanghawk:

Politrukk:
"but in television, DC is on a much stronger footing"

OP must not have seen Daredevil then...

Or the plans for the Defenders show.

"A much stronger footing" isn't the same as saying DC is the undisputed winner. It means DC is doing better with TV than movies right now.

That said, Daredevil is the only Netflix show out so far - Defenders doesn't even have a release date.

Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter are picking up the slack for Marvel but they aren't technically superhero shows.

I don't know, Agents of shield is definitely turning into a superhero show


Daredevil was pretty good as well, although, Arrow and Flash are shows that I really enjoy watching

Arthur Darvill as a "Master of Time" will never cease to amuse me.

This looks kinda goofy but in a Power Rangers level camp way, which is good.

Gizmo1990:

I love Green Lantern but there is no way the show would get the budget to do it properly. Green Lanterns can simply do too many things. Plus it would kind of make Arrow a bit useless. One has a Bow and Arrow and the other has the most powerfull weapon in the universe. I know who my money would be on.

You mean like how Hawkeye is useless in Avengers with Thor a guy who in the comics can destroy planets on the team?

For how to beat a Green Lantern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOcC1y-9aeU

P-89 Scorpion:

Bob_McMillan:
Cool, but did they really, really, need to bring Sara back? It's a bit stupid having a character who has been brought back from the dead twice. And that intro was a bit cringeworthy.

On a sidenote, anyone see that Arrow Season 3 finale? It was crazy. Just glad Felicity doesn't have to be such a badly acted whiny little bitch anymore. Not sure what this trailer means for the Arrow's future though.

And what happened to the suicide squad series? Wasn't that supposed to happen?

Sara never died the first time she was presumed dead just like Oliver was.

Never heard of a Suicide Squad tv show just the film.

I'm hoping season 4 of Arrow's second half will be 'Green Arrow and Green Lantern' based on the 1970's Green Lantern and Green Arrow book were they travelled the USA fighting bad guys with the TV show using the hunting down of Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E the ones responsible for Diggle's brothers death as the season plot.

You know what I mean with Sara :P

I dunno, wasnt there a clip released where the Flash and the Suicide Squad met or something?

Your idea os nice though, always liked that relationship, it would be even better if Flash and GL met up and Arrow would get jealous. That episode of Flash where they teased GL's existence was awesome.

P-89 Scorpion:

Gizmo1990:

I love Green Lantern but there is no way the show would get the budget to do it properly. Green Lanterns can simply do too many things. Plus it would kind of make Arrow a bit useless. One has a Bow and Arrow and the other has the most powerfull weapon in the universe. I know who my money would be on.

You mean like how Hawkeye is useless in Avengers with Thor a guy who in the comics can destroy planets on the team?

For how to beat a Green Lantern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOcC1y-9aeU

Its a good thing then that Oliver's alias is pretty much Bruce Wayne now.

It's amazing how much these shows are embracing the ridiculousness of the comics, meanwhile the people who are making the DC movies seem to be ashamed of the source material they're working with.

While Arrow was a complete mess this season I absolutely loved 'The Flash', so I'll give this a watch.

Also, I find it both hilarious and appropriate that Arthur Darvill is a time cop.

Politrukk:

Masters of Time?

Really?

Dr.Who wants his copyright back.

Actually from what I've looked up, it seems Rip Hunter and the Time Masters pre-dates Doctor Who by a few years.

every time I see The Atom makes me want to kick him in the balls *argh* for me he's the worst of the cast... I'm willing to see Legends of Tomorrow tho' :)

Bob_McMillan:

You know what I mean with Sara :P

I dunno, wasnt there a clip released where the Flash and the Suicide Squad met or something?

Your idea os nice though, always liked that relationship, it would be even better if Flash and GL met up and Arrow would get jealous. That episode of Flash where they teased GL's existence was awesome.

The suicide squad have appeared in several episodes of Arrow but was never a set up for a series more as a way for guest star bad guys to reappear and be killed off on screen without the hero's needing to be the killers.

the only thing that could get me interested in DC now is if Sam and Dean Winchester joined forces with the DC people to fight off superdemons.

seriously, have you seen that leaked harley quinn pic? a friend of mine summed it perfectly saying she looked like a stripper gwen stefani. DC has gone off the rails, in my opinion, and their assertion that they dominate the tv space is silly. AoS is far better than either DC show, in my opinion, and Daredevil tops them all.

but, as i said, bring in the Winchesters, i'll DC all over the place.

To me, this looks awesome. DC and WB are afraid of the comics in the movies. But the producers of the television shows do it right. The more like the comics, the better it is. Now if they would just get rid of Nolan and Snyder, perhaps a good DC movie can be made.

Gizmo1990:

I love Green Lantern but there is no way the show would get the budget to do it properly. Green Lanterns can simply do too many things. Plus it would kind of make Arrow a bit useless. One has a Bow and Arrow and the other has the most powerfull weapon in the universe. I know who my money would be on.

Well, I thought the same thing about the Flash. What use is the Arrow when a guy can run so fast you can't even tell he is there. But the writing has handled it extremely well.

Baresark:

Gizmo1990:

I love Green Lantern but there is no way the show would get the budget to do it properly. Green Lanterns can simply do too many things. Plus it would kind of make Arrow a bit useless. One has a Bow and Arrow and the other has the most powerfull weapon in the universe. I know who my money would be on.

Well, I thought the same thing about the Flash. What use is the Arrow when a guy can run so fast you can't even tell he is there. But the writing has handled it extremely well.

To each there own I guess but I don't think they have handled it very well at all. When they had that fight in the middle of the season, that should not have even been a thing. Barry should have simply knocked him out in the blink of an eye. But along with one of his storylines, Oliver seems to also have stolen Batmans plot armor this season.

Personaly I think Arrow would work much better solo. But that is just my opinion. I can understand why so many people liked it.

Gizmo1990:

Baresark:

Gizmo1990:

I love Green Lantern but there is no way the show would get the budget to do it properly. Green Lanterns can simply do too many things. Plus it would kind of make Arrow a bit useless. One has a Bow and Arrow and the other has the most powerfull weapon in the universe. I know who my money would be on.

Well, I thought the same thing about the Flash. What use is the Arrow when a guy can run so fast you can't even tell he is there. But the writing has handled it extremely well.

To each there own I guess but I don't think they have handled it very well at all. When they had that fight in the middle of the season, that should not have even been a thing. Barry should have simply knocked him out in the blink of an eye. But along with one of his storylines, Oliver seems to also have stolen Batmans plot armor this season.

Personaly I think Arrow would work much better solo. But that is just my opinion. I can understand why so many people liked it.

I definitely agree that Barry should have pretty much wrecked Oliver, but I guess they were really pushing the whole "experience trumps power" thing. I can get behind the idea, but they didn't really execute it as well as I would have liked. Still, the Flash is a fun show so I forgive these types of things.

OT: Well, after a fairly disappointing season of Arrow (the flashbacks REALLY missed Slade), it's nice to see that they're going to be doing something a bit different. Depending on who's doing the writing, this could actually be pretty good. I never really cared about Sarah that much, but I enjoyed the rest of these characters quite thoroughly. Hopefully the tone goes a bit closer to the Flash over Arrow, since most of these characters are cheesy (in a good way) and fun. Overall, I'm fairly hopeful for this.

Gizmo1990:

I will wait and see but I am already having trouble with the premise. A guy goes back in time to recrute a group of Superheroes to help him save the future and he recrutes the B team?

Presumably he has no idea how long it would take, and pulling characters with more ability to impact the way things happen in the future is likely to screw up as much as it solves. I'd argue if you were a time traveler it would be in your best interest to pick people who WEREN'T historically notable, from a comparative standpoint. Put simply, at any given point, Superman MAY be averting armageddon. Why risk that when you can just get Green Arrow, Shining Knight, Vigilante, The Crimson Avenger, and my ex sidekick, I mean Speedy Red Arrow?

I just hope this improves the odds of the return of Scandal Savage. Haven't seen her since the end of the Secret Six before the rebooting of it. Real bummed about it.

Rip Hunter? Can I hold out hope for Booster Gold to be involved?

Now I'm not a comics expert, especially DC, but is Atom a good character? In this trailer he's basically a dumber Iron Man, with a very Ant-Man like power among his suit abilities.

The rest, I don't know, but they didn't stand out as much.

ccggenius12:

Gizmo1990:

I will wait and see but I am already having trouble with the premise. A guy goes back in time to recrute a group of Superheroes to help him save the future and he recrutes the B team?

Presumably he has no idea how long it would take, and pulling characters with more ability to impact the way things happen in the future is likely to screw up as much as it solves. I'd argue if you were a time traveler it would be in your best interest to pick people who WEREN'T historically notable, from a comparative standpoint. Put simply, at any given point, Superman MAY be averting armageddon. Why risk that when you can just get Green Arrow, Shining Knight, Vigilante, The Crimson Avenger, and my ex sidekick, I mean Speedy Red Arrow?

That is a good point however we are dealing with time travel here. The guy could simply recruit some heavyweights, have them save the future and then return them to 2 seconds after they were recruited. But as I said it is a small thing and if the show is fun enough I am sure I can ignore it.

I just like that Dr. Who is now in the Arrowverse.

McFazzer:
Rip Hunter? Can I hold out hope for Booster Gold to be involved?

I'm with you on that. I think a superhero that is portrayed a goofy would be a great premise, then revealing that his goofiness is just an act to make sure that his enemies don't try and kill an ancestor of his is a brilliant idea. But then again, a Shazam (I hate calling him that) TV show basically writes itself, but DC are throwing their money behind the big blue boy scout, and his dark brooding shadow.

I am trying to figure out how this show is going to be good though, considering it is relying on TWO other shows for cast, it gives me concerns over whether it can stand on its own two feet. The Flash and Arrow crossovers make sense, but this...

Does look interesting, but i read a lot of that footage was made just for the trailer. So who knows what will be in that actual show.

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