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The Arrow and Flash spinoff series titled Legends Of Tomorrow will make its much anticipated debut in January 2016.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed that the first few episodes of The Flash season 2 and Arrow season 4 will lay the groundwork of the upcoming characters of The Legends Of Tomorrow. If you are a fan of The Flash and Arrow series, you should definitely not miss this CW series.
Here are five reasons the latest CW superhero show will be as good as its parent series.
1. More time-travel: Fans of The Flash show were blown away with the time travel element in season 1, but Legends will take the time travel concept to a whole different level with the concept of alternate timelines and multiverses.
Guggenheim teased, "We'll be going to some not just incredible places, but some incredible moments."
Legends Of Tomorrow show runner Phil Klemmer told Entertainment Weekly "They're screwups. Instead of tiptoeing through history, they're plodding through it, leaving their footprints and fingerprints and constantly having to wonder whether they're going to screw the future up rather than fix it... It's going to be total madness," days before the Comic Con.
"Legends of Tomorrow, all it is, is the crazy ideas. It's bonkers," Guggenheim teased.
2. Sara Lance returns as White Canary: Actor Caity Lotz will be resurrected as Sara Lance aka White Canary. Lotz's character will be resurrected in the upcoming season 4 of Arrow, before joining Legends Of Tomorrow.
Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim told E! Online that, "The White Canary will be launched in the first few episodes of Arrow."
Lotz expressed her excitement on returning to Arrow and becoming a part of the upcoming DC spinoff Legends Of Tomorrow
She told Entertainment Weekly, "I was really surprised, because I thought we made it pretty clear that Sara was dead this time - three arrows to the heart, falling off a building and cracking onto the cement. I was definitely surprised and excited especially when you play a character for so long you become really attached to them."
"I was so sad when she died. It's nice to know that she gets to come back to life. You only get to do that in the comic book world."
3. The Flash and Arrow crossovers: Other than their own show the Green Arrow and Speedster will be seen in Legends Of Tomorrow, and as teased by producers, fans can expect a lot of crossovers between the shows, which will certainly amp up the Legends entertainment quotient.
According to Grant Gustin, The Flash will have a big presence in the opening episodes of the Arrow-Flash spin-off show.
"I'm going to be a part of that right out of the gates as well," Gustin said. "I get to be Flash on three TV shows [Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow]. I was unemployed a year and a half ago, so that's pretty cool."
4. Exciting new superheros and villains: If you are impressed with the cast of Arrow and Flash, take a look at the exciting superheroes and villains lined up to appear in the spinoff series.
The first season of the series will initially feature characters like Firestorm, White Canary, The Atom (who can shrink in size), Captain Cold, Heatwave, Rip Hunter and Hawkgirl. The villain Vandal Savage, who is immortal in the comic books, is the common enemy they are working against. Time travel hero Rip Hunter is the one bringing everyone together, which will be fused with The Flash's established path towards multiverses and alternate timelines.
5. Show's new format: Unlike Arrow and The Flash the new show will be an anthology series. Legends Of Tomorrow showrunner Phil Klemmer told Screen Rant, "It's an anthology show. This is not designed to go forever. This season is meant to be standalone... I mean not as anthological as True Detective."
"But not everybody will be continuing on this journey... It's not going to begin Season 2 with us all hopping back on the same ship and like 'Let's get Vandal! Let's get him for real this time!' This is not traditional episodic television," Klemmer teased.
The network has also released the first official synopsis for the series, which reads as follows:
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?