So just as I’m fretting over the new, dark trailer for Supergirl Season 3 and worried about the show falling into the CW Season 3 curse, I have to say … Legends of Tomorrow doesn’t worry me. It’s had a different trajectory from the rest of the CW’s DC series, with a lackluster first season and a great second season (possibly even the best of all of the CW shows this year? Dare I say it?) Legends has succeeded on two major fronts: it created a great villain team-up in Season 2 with the Legion of Doom, and it remains just a really fun show to watch. Yes, it’s often silly — if nothing else, this trailer certainly proves that — and it’s not always great (apologies to Arthur Darvill, but Rip Hunter should probably take a permanent hike), but it’s become consistently entertaining, which is all I really ask.
The new trailer picks up right where Season 2 left off, with the Legends having “broken” time and needing to run around endlessly to fix it (i.e. seasons upon seasons worth of material). Why they end up at a circus I know not, but that’s how this show rolls. I mean, there are dinosaurs in a city in the open scene — it’s gonna be crazy.
Check out the trailer below (with a choice Victor Garber joke — he was in Titanic, if you recall!)
A few other announcements about Legends‘ third season were also made today, including the news that Wentworth Miller and Arthur Darvill will be returning as recurring guest stars, while Neal McDonough is back as a series regular. That latest piece of information is interesting, given the disillusion of the Legion of Doom last season. But Damien Darhk has been a good addition to the show, and put to better use than he was on Arrow, so I welcome it.
Legends of Tomorrow returns Tuesday, October 10 on The CW. Check out the full synopsis for the new season below (which helps explain some of what the trailer showed).
After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time travelling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm. Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.