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The CW orders full season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, plus full synopsis

05.07.2015

While Marvel owns the big screen, DC is expanding their small screen reach with a fifth series. Joining Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl will next be the Arrow/Flash spin-off DC's Legends of Tomorrow which was just officially picked up for a first season by The CW.

We previously learned that the series would focus on Brandon Routh's Arrow character Ray Palmer along with The Flash villain Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and former Canary Caity Lotz. With the show getting a series order, The CW has released a full synopsis that confirms the inclusion of DC character Rip Hunter.

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? DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).

The Flash has been one of the more entertaining series to debut this season and, while dipping in quality, Arrow still remains enjoyable as well. Having a third series on The CW increases the cross-over potential for all three shows and creates a DC Television Universe, something Marvel has been toying with but not quite to the same extent.

How the series will fit in with the other shows remains to be seen, but expect more details as they develop. The Flash currently airs on Tuesdays and Arrow on Wednesdays on The CW.

Source: The Wrap

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6:11AM on 05/08/2015
I don't know if it's because I started watching Games of Thrones during the second half of Arrow season 2, or that Flash has been so great...or that the Daredevil series set the bar really high for what a more serious take on a comic book tv show should look/feel like but I've not really enjoyed Arrow since the the first half of season 2 - someone on here made the point about the lack of consequences in Arrow - serious stuff getting sorted out too quickly and not being allowed to fester - I
I don't know if it's because I started watching Games of Thrones during the second half of Arrow season 2, or that Flash has been so great...or that the Daredevil series set the bar really high for what a more serious take on a comic book tv show should look/feel like but I've not really enjoyed Arrow since the the first half of season 2 - someone on here made the point about the lack of consequences in Arrow - serious stuff getting sorted out too quickly and not being allowed to fester - I think that's a massive part of the problem but watching Laurel Lance as the Canary hold her own against multiple League of Assassin Assassins last night did have me going...oh c'mon! I'd rather them try to get Arrow back up to the level it used to be at then give us another comic book series...but given that Legends is now on it's way, what the heck - here's to hoping it's another Flash!
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8:23AM on 05/08/2015
Laurel as the Canary is a significant weak point on Arrow. Given that all the other characters are supposed to have years of training, she's been developed into a crime-fighter way too quickly.
Laurel as the Canary is a significant weak point on Arrow. Given that all the other characters are supposed to have years of training, she's been developed into a crime-fighter way too quickly.
12:07AM on 05/08/2015
I would have prefered if they had just gone with "Legends" but I can understand why they went with "Legends of Tomorrow". "Legends" sounds like something that would be on the history channel.
I would have prefered if they had just gone with "Legends" but I can understand why they went with "Legends of Tomorrow". "Legends" sounds like something that would be on the history channel.
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8:57PM on 05/07/2015
Never seen an episode but with villains like capt cold (Mr. Freeze Light) not going to be checking it out. Seriously did the writers just give up. Hmmm we need a villain, okay how about Mr. Chill, nah that is too close, okay Sir Fridge, nah sounds like an appliance, okay Capt Cold! Brilliant!
Never seen an episode but with villains like capt cold (Mr. Freeze Light) not going to be checking it out. Seriously did the writers just give up. Hmmm we need a villain, okay how about Mr. Chill, nah that is too close, okay Sir Fridge, nah sounds like an appliance, okay Capt Cold! Brilliant!
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11:41PM on 05/07/2015
Great job making yourself look like a moron
Great job making yourself look like a moron
11:51AM on 05/08/2015
LOL you must be joking right? This character has been around for decades. He was even in the original Flash tv show. There is no way you're this stupid.
LOL you must be joking right? This character has been around for decades. He was even in the original Flash tv show. There is no way you're this stupid.
8:53PM on 05/07/2015
How is this not have Blue Beetle and Booster Gold on the roster if they managed to put Rip Hunter in?
How is this not have Blue Beetle and Booster Gold on the roster if they managed to put Rip Hunter in?
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12:28AM on 05/08/2015
Just a thought. What if the Flash movie features Jay Garrett instead of Barry Allen? What if Superman doesn't exist on the Supergirl show? What if Franz Drameh is playing Cyborg but his name isn't Victor Stone? What if one day DC does Crisis on Infinite Earths using their TV and movie characters and they are being careful not to have the same characters on different shows? What if Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are supposed to appear on Supergil or on the Teen Titans show? Yes, I know that
Just a thought. What if the Flash movie features Jay Garrett instead of Barry Allen? What if Superman doesn't exist on the Supergirl show? What if Franz Drameh is playing Cyborg but his name isn't Victor Stone? What if one day DC does Crisis on Infinite Earths using their TV and movie characters and they are being careful not to have the same characters on different shows? What if Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are supposed to appear on Supergil or on the Teen Titans show? Yes, I know that we will have an Arrow version of the Suicide Squad and a movie version of the Suicide Squad but they may be making an exception with villains.
9:03AM on 05/08/2015
What's funny is that they basically merged Ray Palmer, Ted Kord, and Booster Gold together. The Atom has Ray's background, Ted's technical knowhow, and mostly Booster Gold's powers. And he's played by a former Superman! I don't know why they went that routh... i mean route, but I do hope that doesn't stop any chance of Blue and Gold from ever appearing in the future. Especially since Rip Hunter has been associated with the duo since DC's 52 and One Year Later.
What's funny is that they basically merged Ray Palmer, Ted Kord, and Booster Gold together. The Atom has Ray's background, Ted's technical knowhow, and mostly Booster Gold's powers. And he's played by a former Superman! I don't know why they went that routh... i mean route, but I do hope that doesn't stop any chance of Blue and Gold from ever appearing in the future. Especially since Rip Hunter has been associated with the duo since DC's 52 and One Year Later.
8:35PM on 05/07/2015
I am down for the show but if butthole chin is still alive then 3 quarters of season 3 of Arrow was pointless.
I am down for the show but if butthole chin is still alive then 3 quarters of season 3 of Arrow was pointless.
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11:42PM on 05/07/2015
The he'4ll are you taking about?
The he'4ll are you taking about?
8:35AM on 05/08/2015
Kaity Lotz Black Canary most likely.
Kaity Lotz Black Canary most likely.
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8:00PM on 05/07/2015

Captain Cold

don't care about this show, just wanted to pop in and say that Captain Cold is the lamest character currently on Tv. One of the least imposing villians I've ever seen, stupid name, lame "power", and a horrific performance from Wentworth Miller. No idea why he keeps coming back.

k, see ya later
don't care about this show, just wanted to pop in and say that Captain Cold is the lamest character currently on Tv. One of the least imposing villians I've ever seen, stupid name, lame "power", and a horrific performance from Wentworth Miller. No idea why he keeps coming back.

k, see ya later
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7:43PM on 05/07/2015
They better explain how Caity Lotz is alive after Arrow season 3. Apart from that, I'm looking forward to watching this series.
They better explain how Caity Lotz is alive after Arrow season 3. Apart from that, I'm looking forward to watching this series.
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8:57PM on 05/07/2015
I imagined one character would reference that and Caity Loitz' character would just be like, "YEAAAH TIME TRAVEL BIIIIIIIIITCH...." :D
I imagined one character would reference that and Caity Loitz' character would just be like, "YEAAAH TIME TRAVEL BIIIIIIIIITCH...." :D
9:21PM on 05/07/2015
Haha, niceeee.
Haha, niceeee.
12:07AM on 05/08/2015
but then she would be like, "Wait, you mean that in my future I'm gonna die????!!!!"
but then she would be like, "Wait, you mean that in my future I'm gonna die????!!!!"
8:20AM on 05/08/2015
Better her than her sister in the show - I just don't buy the new Black Canary on Arrow.
Better her than her sister in the show - I just don't buy the new Black Canary on Arrow.
5:53PM on 05/07/2015

Too much

I LOVE the flash and I'm interested to see what they do with Supergirl, but this seems like a little much. None of those characters are particularly interesting to me. Hopefully I'm proven wrong, but I definitely won't be there on day one.
I LOVE the flash and I'm interested to see what they do with Supergirl, but this seems like a little much. None of those characters are particularly interesting to me. Hopefully I'm proven wrong, but I definitely won't be there on day one.
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5:28PM on 05/07/2015

COol

Great read till the writer decided to diss Arrow and have the nerve to say low quality! Really hater? Arrow is still the standard and unlike these other series been around for 3 seasons. Shows evolve and Arrow makes sure to keep its characters growing. its clear some viewers enjoy easy tv where everything is predictable , sorry thats not Arrow and it was never Arrow so odd when you say quality when no one knows how the Arrow finale will end. But we do know how Flash will but Im not one of
Great read till the writer decided to diss Arrow and have the nerve to say low quality! Really hater? Arrow is still the standard and unlike these other series been around for 3 seasons. Shows evolve and Arrow makes sure to keep its characters growing. its clear some viewers enjoy easy tv where everything is predictable , sorry thats not Arrow and it was never Arrow so odd when you say quality when no one knows how the Arrow finale will end. But we do know how Flash will but Im not one of those fans who compare Arrow with the Flash since they are different and from the same team..
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8:45PM on 05/07/2015
Yeah, I'm just glued to the edge of my seat waiting to see if Oliver will marry the lesbian lover of his dead girlfriend, or if time travel will make this entire shitty season go away like X-Men 3.
Yeah, I'm just glued to the edge of my seat waiting to see if Oliver will marry the lesbian lover of his dead girlfriend, or if time travel will make this entire shitty season go away like X-Men 3.
11:44PM on 05/07/2015
Yeah that was a needless, hipster douche moment in the article.
Yeah that was a needless, hipster douche moment in the article.
8:57AM on 05/08/2015
So, the only opinion that matters is yours Buaer?
I'm also struggling with this half of the season. I'm just not as excited about new episodes as I used to be.
There have been some great moments as well as some pretty damn bad ones.
- Lance going 180 after Oliver not only feels too forced, but it's a vendetta, not justice.
- Laurel having serious skills taking on years and years of training Assassins when she has had a bit of boxing from Wildcat and a bit of training from Nyssa. Not
So, the only opinion that matters is yours Buaer?
I'm also struggling with this half of the season. I'm just not as excited about new episodes as I used to be.
There have been some great moments as well as some pretty damn bad ones.
- Lance going 180 after Oliver not only feels too forced, but it's a vendetta, not justice.
- Laurel having serious skills taking on years and years of training Assassins when she has had a bit of boxing from Wildcat and a bit of training from Nyssa. Not believable at all.
- Felicity needs to go back to Central City where it felt like her again. She was one of the best characters on the show that has become nothing more than a whimperingm whiney, over-acted dramatic bore. I actually do not care for her at this point

Positive things
- Diggle is still awesome
- Laurel has become at least a better character from before. I can tolerate her a lot more now and was impressed with her standing up to her dad about releasing Oliver
- Thea, kind of pro/con here, she still over-acts a lot but she's coming up as well. Should expect her to be Speedy. So, see where that goes. She also has done a lot in the 3 months of training from Malcolm but that's also 3 months of real assassin training compared to Wildcats few boxing lessons for Laurel. So slightly more believable and kinda glad that her and Oliver don't hide secrets anymore....mostly.

There are still plenty of good things but for myself, the bad is really pushing me away. I'm curious to see where it all leads but not as excited as I was for this mid season and finale season 1.


5:05PM on 05/07/2015

Cool

Love the flash, couldn't really get into Arrow, so excited for this series, still bummed that grant won't be the flash in the upcoming film, I don't think the fans want a different portrayel of the flash when we have a perfectly good one gracing our television right now!
Love the flash, couldn't really get into Arrow, so excited for this series, still bummed that grant won't be the flash in the upcoming film, I don't think the fans want a different portrayel of the flash when we have a perfectly good one gracing our television right now!
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