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DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: The Latest Show In The DC Universe



DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow is an upcoming TV show that is due to air on The CW network.

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It’s an American show, and has been developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Mark Guggenheim. Mark Guggenheim is also an executive producer, along with the showrunner for the show, Phil Klemmer, and finally, Sarah Schechter.

The show is scheduled to air in 2016, at the very end of the 2015-2016 TV season. DC’s Legends of tomorrow is a spin-off of the successful DC shows Arrow and The Flash.

 

Plot and Premise

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Rip Hunter is a character in the DC Universe. He is a time-traveller. In the season finale of The Flash, he is mentioned. This is to set up the beginning of the show DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, in which Rip Hunter travels back in time (to the present day) in order to prevent the end of the world itself at the hands of the series’ main antagonist, Vandal Savage. To do this, Hunter needs to assemble a team of heroes and villains in order to thwart Vandal Savage’s plans.

Cast

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 Arthur Darvill will play Rip Hunter. Darvill is a television actor who is famous for his role in the BBC science fiction drama Dr Who as the eleventh doctor’s assistant Rory, and also his role as the Reverend Paul Coates in Broadchurch.

Victor Garber will play Firestorm/Professor Martin Stein. The character is a nuclear physicist obsessed with transmutation. Garber is previously known for playing the same character in The Flash, and previous to that he was best known for his roles in James Cameron’s 1997 film Titanic and Sleepless In Seattle.

Brandon Routh will play The Atom. The Atom is already a character in the series Arrow, and the character is a famous DC hero. He is the CEO of Palmer industries, a scientist and an inventor. Brandon Routh has also played Superman in Superman Returns, and been in movies such as Zach and Miri make a Porno and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Casper Crump will play Vandal Savage. Vandal Savage is the main antagonist for the show. His plan is to take over, and gain dominion over, the entire world. He is 6000 years old, and has been manipulating world leaders and other important figures for centuries in order to achieve his plan. Casper Crump is an actor who is best known for playing Rune in Almost Perfect and Enzo in the Helium. He has also appeared as Vandal Savage in both The Flash and Arrow previously.

Grant Gustin will act in a guest starring role as The Flash. The main character in the series of the same name, in overlapping episodes The Flash will appear. Grant Gustin has also acted in Glee in which he was a recurring character, though The Flash is first starring role.

Caity Lotz will appear in the role of Sara / White Canary. Lotz was previously cast as a main character in Arrow, yet her character was killed off. Yet, in the fourth season of Arrow, the character was revived through use of the Lazarus Pit. This was specifically so the character could be portrayed in the spin-off show, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Her original superhero alias was Canary, and the resurrection will result in her name being changed to White Canary.  Lotz is also known for acting in Death Valley, a mockumentary, and The Pact, a horror film.

Ciara Renee will appear as Kendra Saunders/ Hawkgirl. Ciara Renee previously played Esmerelda in Disney’s Broadway adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Her first major role on television, Hawkgirl has yet to appear in either of the Arrow Universe shows, and so will be new for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

 

Production

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The show was considered very early on in terms of its placing between The Flash and Arrow. The spin-off show which would become Legends of Tomorrow was conceptualized as a team-up show for the various superheroes that inhabit the DC Universe. The series would be populated mostly by the recurring cast of the two shows, Flash and Arrow, yet would feature three main characters from the universe that had never been seen on the screen before.

Casting was mostly completed due to the nature of the show being a cross over, though the casting was finalised in April 2015.

The show began filming in August 2015, and is scheduled for a January 2016 premiere.

Background of The Show / The DC Universe

Arrow is set in what has come to be called “The Arrowverse” a sub-Universe of the DC universe. The Flash takes place in the same time and place, and presumably DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will occur in the same space, though with the time travel element included, there may be twists and surprises related to the time.

The fourth season of Arrow, and the third season of The Flash both saw set-ups occur for the new series. In Arrow, The Canary was brought back to life through use of The Lazarus Pit, and this allows the character to be reprised as White Canary for DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow. In The Flash, the last episode saw Vandal Savage appear. Also, earlier on in the season, Renee had a cameo, setting up Legends of Tomorrow.

The Universe is set in Starling City, where Arrow is a character similar to Bruce Wayne/Batman in Gotham. Oliver Queen is a billionaire playboy, who after a trial by fire – a shipwrecking – returns to fight crime under a moniker and with a disguise. The Flash is set in Starling City, and The Flash is a character who after an accident finds he has a true superpower – moving at super-fast speeds.

 

Other Things About The Show

Each episode of the show will last for approximately forty three minutes, and the show is due to air on The CW network. It uses a single camera set up, and is being distributed by Warner Brothers Television distribution company. Check out Comcast XFINITY internet packages to watch Legends of Tomorrow again and again.

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