Arrow/Flash Crossover Trailer Reveals Hawkman & Hawkgirl’s Origins

By November 20, 2015

Up until this point, both current seasons of The Flash and Arrow have been hard at work setting up the characters and story of the newest DC spin-off series, Legends of Tomorrow. Where Arrow has been busy bringing back both Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) and Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), The Flash spent a number of episodes near the beginning of the season working to correct their Firestorm storyline, and just recently has begun implementing Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee) into their story as well.

This week’s episode of The Flash gave us our first good look at Hawkgirl in action too, with Cisco (Carlos Valdes) being able to vibe visions of Kendra in her costume, with her wings, whenever they touched. However, the DC TV universe has yet to introduce Hawkgirl’s other half in Carter Hall/Hawkman (Falk Henstchel), as well as the Legends of Tomorrow main villain in Casper Crump’s Vandal Savage, something that this year’s upcoming crossover event will be doing.

After our first official teasers for the upcoming crossover were released earlier this week, a new and extended promo for the upcoming two-part episodes has been released and it gives us our first real glimpse at Hawkman and Hawkgirl’s Egyptian origins, as well as Savage’s connections to the two characters. Check out the new trailer below:

Here are the synopses for the two episodes as well:

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.”

Legends of Yesterday”: Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry Allen (guest star Grant Gustin) take Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (guest star Falk Henstchel) to a remote location to keep them hidden from Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) while they figure out how to defeat him. Malcolm (John Barrowman) arranges a meeting between Vandal, Green Arrow and The Flash that doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Thea (Willa Holland), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) work with Team Flash to come up with a weapon powerful enough to destroy Vandal Savage.”

Going into the backstories for these characters, I’ll be honest when I say that I was pretty skeptical about how well the series’ would be able to pull off all of the Egyptian mythology without delving into some seriously cheesy territory. However, it looks like the Egyptian sets and costumes actually look pretty believable and the relationship between Vandal and the two heroes/legends, seems to have more to it than we may have previously thought. Connecting their two, timeless storylines though should make for an interesting opening into the time travel elements of Legends of Tomorrow as well, which has only ever been hinted at a few times in The Flash.

The Flash crossover episode, “Legends of Today”, will premiere on The CW on Tuesday, December 1st. The Arrow crossover episode, “Legends of Yesterday”, will premiere the following day on December 2nd. Meanwhile, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is expected to debut in early 2016.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable