‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Trailer Promises Time Travel & Some Batman and Superman Easter Eggs

By November 23, 2015

After several months of hardly any news, and quite a lot of set up from both The Flash and Arrow, we’re finally close to the long-awaited premiere date for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which promises to be DC’s largest and most ambitious TV outing yet. Focusing on a team of both new and familiar characters from the DC Universe, the series will follow our rag tag group of “legends” as they fight to stop the immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) from ruling the entire world.

The team is made up of Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh), Sara Lance/White Canary (Caity Lotz), Firestorm (Victor Garber/Franz Drameh), Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), Carter Hall/Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), and Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), who is a time-traveling hero that sends each of these characters on this crazy adventure.

A new official trailer for the series has been released, and it not only is packed to the brim with new story details, Easter Eggs, and footage, but also reveals that the series will premiere on the CW on Thursday, January 21st. Check out the trailer below:

Leading up to our first real taste of Legends in this year’s Arrow and Flash crossover too, this promo offers A LOT of new information to process. The trailer itself boasts some pretty incredible action sequences considering the CW’s budget, including some of the time travel effects, sets, and the show’s main space ship. Crump’s Vandal Savage is featured heavily throughout too, and not only does he look like a spitting image of his comic book counterpart, but also promises to be one of DC’s more impressive onscreen villains.

Perhaps most intriguingly though is one line that Darvill’s Rip Hunter says near the end with, “I’ve seen men of steel die and dark knights fall. You’re entire 21st century world will suffer,” which is easily the most blunt reference to Batman and Superman that any of the CW shows have done yet. While a crossover between The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl continues to seem unlikely right now, if it were to ever happen, it would be interesting to see how it might address Kara’s Kryptonian cousin. This is also our very first reference to a TV Batman that we’ve gotten on this network too, and if the writers were hoping to grab our attention with this trailer – then it looks like have succeeded.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on Thursday, January 21st on the CW.

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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