Arrow and The Flash spin-off has a name and a synopsis

More details are revealed about the Brandon Routh-starring Arrow spin-off

Legends of Tomorrow Brandon Routh
Legends of Tomorrow Brandon Routh
Brandon Routh will reprise his role as Ray Palmer in DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow

We’ve been hearing about the proposed Arrow and The Flash spinoff for a while now, but other than mutterings about who’ll be in it, nothing concrete has really been revealed. That has all changed now, though, with a new show under the title Legends Of Tomorrow being unveiled, according to Collider.

It has already picked up a series order sight unseen, and will star a number of heroes and villains from both Arrow and The Flash, including Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer), Caity Lotz (Black Canary), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave) and Victor Garber (Martin Stein), as well as new additions Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Franz Drameh as Jay Jackson and Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl.

Legends of Tomorrow Arthur Darvil
Doctor Who star Arthur Darvil will play time traveller Rip Turner

The synopsis 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?”

The time-travel setting would explain the presence of Lotz, who SPOILERS saw her character killed off in Arrow. Moreover, with the mention of an ‘unstoppable threat’, it sees the stakes in the CW-verse being raised even higher – something fans will undoubedly look forward to.

An air date for DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow is yet to be announced. For all the up-to-date news on Arrow and The Flash, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.