Now that’s how you do a trailer.
Up until now we’ve only had photos and brief snippets Legends Of Tomorrow‘s second season. Now, with this extended trailer, we finally have a taste of what to expect – and there’s a lot to take in.
Kicking off with Rex Tyler’s crash-landing in the Season 1 finale, the easter eggs come thick and fast: there’s the full Justice Society of America line-up (complete with Ray Palmer fanboying), exertions into various timelines (World War 2, Feudal Japan, the American Civil War), time-related hijinks (Sara Lance copping off with the queen of France), the return of Jonah Hex, Ray as a caveman(?) and more.
Then things get more serious: we have a team-up between Reverse-Flash and Damien Darhk, and a warning message from a future Barry Allen.
Then, somewhat unexpectedly, the revelation becomes clear: this is basically a trailer for the much vaunted crossover between Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow – cue the arrival of the first three of The CW’s big damn heroes, who make a group charge at some unknown threat. Avengers eat your hearts out.
Here’s the synopsis for the first episode, ‘Justice Society Of America’:
The Legends travel to Nazi-occupied Paris, but find themselves surrounded by the Justice Society of America (AKA JSA.) The Legends discover a time aberration that threatens the JSA, but the JSA wants nothing to do with them or their help. Nevertheless, the Legends force their way into the JSA’s mission to intercept and seize a mysterious package. Nate (Nick Zano) is desperate to prove that he should be part of the team, but he has a secret that he shares with his grandfather Commander Steel (Matthew MacCaull) that might make it difficult. Ray (Brandon Routh) is so focused on impressing the JSA, he puts himself and Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) in danger. Meanwhile, Stein (Victor Garber) has stepped in as the leader with Rip (Arthur Darvill) gone, but when decisions aren’t being made Sara (Caity Lotz) seems to be the one calling the shots. Dominic Purcell and Franz Drameh also star. Michael Grossman directed the episode written by Chris Fedak & Sarah Nicole Jones.
Legends Of Tomorrow will air from 13 October 2016 on The CW in the US, and in the UK on Sky1 later in the year. You can download The 25 Greatest DC Comics Ever digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. Read our full feature in issue 124 of SciFiNow, on sale now.