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    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016): Trailer Review

    Everyone must still be overwhelmed with the jam-packed adrenaline-rushed moments of Arrow’s third season finale. By next week, The Flash will end its first season, surely with explosive events. And just while we are basking in the excitement and digesting all the drama and thrill, The CW Television Network released the trailer of the much-anticipated spin-off from Arrow and Flash. Existing in the same fictional universe, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow features a breath-taking ensemble of superheroes – some we know already and some are new ones. Here is a blow-by-blow analysis of the trailer:

    The trailer implies that Arrow and Flash may not be enough to prevent an impending doom from a new enemy from the future. Hence, they assemble a team composing of heroes from their own universe. Possibly a major player for the show is Ray Palmer or The Atom (Brandon Routh). Actor Routh may have failed in his previous superhero role in the big screen as Superman, but he is an instant hit as The Atom, evident in his recurring appearance in Arrow. Some kind of explosion happened in Palmer Technologies Building in Arrow’s season three finale while Ray is working on his A.T.O.M. suit. Apparently, he is not killed but seems to have succeeded in enhancing his suit. 

    Professor Martin Stein with his alter ego Firestorm (Victor Garber) can also be seen in the trailer. In the latest episode of The Flash, Firestorm had done well in assisting Flash and Arrow in capturing the Reverse-Flash. Leonard Snart A.K.A. Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Mick Rory or Heatwave (Dominic Purcell) are surprisingly part of the team, too. These guys are sailing between good and evil, and perhaps, they will provide a different kind of tension and excitement in the upcoming show.

    Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) is also back! This simply means that she is not dead. Or better, she has been brought back to life. In the trailer, Sara seems to emerge from the healing well in Nanda Parbat. Could it be that Nyssa brought her body to the well to revive her? Or is it all part of Malcolm’s grand scheme? Whichever, we could only hope that her backstory be told in the fourth season of Arrow. But hey, the incoming season of Arrow will be all about Damien Darhk and the H.I.V.E. As it is, Sara Lance is back as the White Canary.

    In the trailer, we see two new characters – Kendra Saunders A.K.A. Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee) and Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill). Hawkgirl’s character is described as “a young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself, along with wings that grow out of her back, earning her the moniker Hawkgirl.” But mind you, Renee revealed in an interview that she and other new cast members of the new series would appear in the final episode of the first season of The Flash. That would be next week!

    On the other hand, Rip Hunter is someone from the future who belongs to a group called Time Masters. He is a messenger from the future who brings the news to the team. Based on reports, there is another character named Jay Jackson (Franz Drameh) who will also be part of the show. Sadly, the trailer did not give us a glimpse of him. Lastly, a mysterious immortal enemy called Vandal Savage will cause the chaos.

    The trailer also reveals that the team would have to travel to the future to fight against the evil. But if these forces get in touch with the present, our new superhero team will certainly go back and forth in both time scales. 

    Without a doubt, The CW released a very exciting trailer video for the upcoming series. Exciting is actually a modest term as one can only gape while watching it and yell a loud WOW in the end. Just a reminder everyone, that video is not for a big screen movie but it feels like it. Unfortunately, we have to wait for a long time as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is slated for early 2016 release. For the meanwhile, let’s make do with Arrow and The Flash. LOL!


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