Thursday, May 14, 2015

The CW Releases First LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Trailer

It's going to be a long wait until The CW's upcoming series Legends of Tomorrow premieres in early 2016, but at least now we know who Caity Lotz will be playing...

In a new four-minute first look trailer released by The CW during upfronts, we get our first look at Lotz's character Sara Lance as the White Canary, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Ciara RenĂ©e as Hawkgirl, and more.

The trailer opens with Stephen Amell as The Arrow, speaking to others on a rooftop as footage from past Arrow episodes are shown.  "I started this alone," begins The Arrow, "and I had everything intention of keeping it that way. I had a plan...Life had a different one.  And then things just got stranger..."

We then cut to the familiar lightning strike/particle accelerator accident that gives Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) his powers of super-speed as The Flash.  "But the hard inescapable truth is that sometimes, we're not enough," begins The Flash.  "Sometimes the world needs a team."

We switch to the opposite view, revealing Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein (one-half of Firestorm), Hawkgirl, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Brandon Routh as The Atom, and the White Canary.  "You call this...a team?" replies Professor Stein.

Stein, through a voiceover, describes the various members of the team -- "A girl with wings and a past lives complex...a deceased assassin..."

Images of Sara Lance naked and rising from a pool of water seems to strongly hint that her character will indeed be resurrected by a Lazarus Pit, as recently introduced on Arrow.

"A pair of criminals..." continues Stein, "and a billionaire with more tech than he clearly knows what to do with.  And I'm half a hero...and my other half is combustible."

"What you're up against is bigger than all of us," remarks The Arrow.  "Which is why it's going to take all of you," adds The Flash.

"His name is Vandal Savage," explains The Arrow.  "He's been alive thousands of years. "He is immortal and commands the most powerful army the world has ever seen."

White Canary asks what makes The Arrow think they can stop him.  "Because one day, you do," says Rip Hunter, stepping into view and announcing himself as we get our first look at Rip's Time Sphere.  "I'm from east London. Oh, and the future.  I'm a member of the Time Masters, an organization charged with protecting history itself.  And in the future, as unlikely as it may seem, you people become a team....Well, those of you who survive, at least."

"Savage's evil spans the course of history," continues Rip, "so we will have to travel through time to stop him."

After battling Savage's army and a giant robot, Captain Cold remarks, "I can't imagine any kind of future where I'm a hero."

"Well, you're not," replies Rip.  "See, in the future none of you are...heroes.  You're legends."

After showcasing the team members in various action scenes, we end with White Canary and Professor Stein in a laboratory with The Atom.  "So...You weren't dead," White Canary says to The Atom.  "You were just...small," adds Stein.

The Atom is incredulous that neither of them believe him, so he asks them to watch as he activates a button on his armored chestplate and shrinks down to the size of about three inches and flies off.

You can view the trailer below, thanks to The CW's official YouTube account...

Legends of Tomorrow is expected to debut on The CW as a midseason replacement in early 2016.

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