DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now Recap


DC’s Legends of Tomorrow doesn’t premiere until Thursday, but that hasn’t stopped The CW from giving fans and audiences a quick primer on this insane superhero team-up series.  During tonight’s special — DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time is Now — producer Greg Berlanti and his band of creatives went through each of the motley crew of characters — heroes and villains — who have been recruited by time traveler Rip Hunter to stop the powerful Vandal Savage from destroying the world.

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With narration by Victor Garber, who will be playing Professor Martin Stein, the special started out by bringing to light people’s fascination with superheroes and why this show will be compelling.  I guess that settles the reasoning behind the special’s subtitle of “Their Time is Now.”  The show then quickly went into each character — where they’ve been, what they’re doing, and where they’re going — and showed just how mismatched this team was.  Hence, defining the dynamics that will be seen in the differences between personalities and methods.

The time traveling aspect was also explored and defined to be more like Back to the Future, in that the consequences of their actions will be immediately felt and seen.  I’m really liking what I hear because there are far too many shows where time traveling is just used in a deus ex machina fashion.  I’m glad that they know time travel won’t come as a freebie.

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim later made a great point that even though the “action sequences are epic”, the one quality that will make audiences committed to the show will be the characters.  Because of the variety of interactions, Guggenheim stressed that the storytelling possibilities will be endless.

One thing is for sure, all the creatives said that Legends of Tomorrow will be the equivalent of Arrow and The Flash combined … raised to the power of awesome!   In separate segments, Berlanti described the show as “insane and crazy” and executive producer Andrew Kriesberg called the concept “utterly bananas.”  Even if they didn’t say those things, I was already sold on this from day one of its announcement.  Bring it on!

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is the newest installment in DC’s shared television universe.  The series is being developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim, and will star Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein / Firestorm, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer / The Atom, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance / White Canary, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl, Franz Drameh as Jay Jackson, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory / Heat Wave, and Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart / Captain Cold.  DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on The CW on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00PM EST.