The Flash and Arrow annual crossover event came and went this week, and by the time the credits rolled the stage had become set for Legends of Tomorrow to join its sister series in 2016. An explosive new trailer for the superhero team-up series has hit the web, and is sure to get your blood racing, check it out below.


 
Like most of the marketing material for Legends of Tomorrow, this trailer continues with the idea that time travel will exist as a major storytelling device throughout the run of the series. Once again we see images of how Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) has taken over the world, and a seemingly desperate Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) scrambles back to the past in order to collect a group of heroes (and some villains) who can fight to ensure a better future – or tomorrow, if you will.
 
However, the new trailer takes that trope one step further by placing emphasis on the idea that these heroes and villains may in fact be able to change their fates. As boy scout of the group Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) points out, the motley team of superhero features ne’er-do-wells like a Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heawave (Dominic Purcell) and White Canary (Caity Lotz), who quickly point out that being on this team of time travelling heroes may represent an opportunity to change their lives for the better. The trailer also shows Rip Hunter in a more vulnerable state than we have seen him before, mourning the death of an unknown loved one presumably right before he decides to travel back to the 21st century to right Savage’s wrongs.


 
The implications of time travel on the CW's Arrowverse has yet to be fully explored or fleshed out. If White Canary does in fact choose to change something about her past then, in theory, that alteration would have a massive impact on The Flash and Arrow’s continuity. The same can be said for The Atom, Captain Cold, and basically anyone else on the team when we consider that most of their backstories stem from being victims of some form of tragedy. Then again, maybe the proper thing to do with this series is to take the Looper route and not think about the mechanics and implications of time travel and just have fun with it.

We will know for sure just how much impact Legends of Tomorrow has on the DC universe when it finally comes to air. The show will blast onto The CW in 2016 along with the midseason premieres of The Flash and Arrow.

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