Friday, May 8, 2015

Introducing DC's Legends Of Tomorrow!

As we move into the "silly season" of the network television industry, we can expect news to come fast and furious when it comes to our favorite superhero and comic book based television shows, including the "untitled Arrow/Flash spinoff" which will feature Hawkgirl.  And the first bit of good news is that the series has a title! (h/t to Newsarama) Not a great title, mind you, but a title none the less...

Everyone say hello to DC's Legends of Tomorrow!  The "DC's" branding really makes me think of Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD and Marvel's Agent Carter, but that's alright.  And much like my wife and I call Agents of SHIELD simply "SHIELD," this series will most likely simply become "Legends," which works for me.

The newly-titled series has received a "sight unseen" pilot order, and now has the following official description:

"When heroes alone are not enough ... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?"

Okay, now that's cool!  With Rip Hunter coming back from the future, there are all sorts of storytelling options available.  From a Hawk perspective, I could see this being used to take Kendra/Shiera back in time to view her past lives, or maybe even all the way back to ancient Egypt! Also amusing is that this is a similar sort of set up to The Flash with one character knowing the future and using that knowledge to steer history one direction or another.

Also, "immortal threat?"  Is it just me or does that suggest Vandal Savage?!  

I continue to remain hyped up on goofballs about this show and seeing Ciarra Renee as Hawkgirl on the small screen!  What about you?  Are you excited for DC's Legends Of Tomorrow?

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