The CW likes to celebrate its superhero programming in special ways sometimes, and one awesome example of that is the "Fight Club" promo that has now apparently become an annual release. This year's video ups the ante in the action department while making a couple of character swaps, though the biggest change is, of course, the introduction of Melissa Benoist's Supergirl. Check out all the wonderfully cheesy and fast-paced action in the full video below.
Regardless of one's opinion about the content of "Fight Club 2.0," the cast and crew behind it have to be championed for putting a lot of work and effort into a promotion that basically only exists for online consumption, since its run-time rules it out for TV. We've got eleven actors from four different shows here, and half of the clip is stunts. What other network is doing this kind of awesomeness with its own series?
While I'll admit that last year's team-up (that's the only time I'll say it, Atom) was a bit more fun because we got to watch human villains mixing it up with the heroes, but I'm fine with Cisco and Felcity's flying drone balls as our heroes' targets. It allowed for better co-mingling anyway. And there's something oddly delightful about seeing just how confused Firestorm is when those things attach themselves to his hands; it's like, Firestory, you are one person made out of two people who can turn into fire, so nothing these test facility drone balls do should be so perplexing.
I know I won't face any arguments when bringing up what is easily the best moment: Cisco singing Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle." I mean, yeah, Hank stopping by to throw some Martian Manhunter into the mix was excellent, and everyone likes to see Diggle getting shocked right out of holding his sandwich. Still, though, actor Carlos Valdes is the real hero here for putting his vocal cords on the line to hit Axl Rose's signature high-pitch vocals. Cisco has truly earned his name-dropping privilege.
It's good that all these characters are getting their skills ready to go again, as they all have quite a challenging rest of the year. Really, Supergirl and The Flash don't need to practice too much, since they've got superpowers to spare when taking down threats on their shows, but Oliver definitely does. Season 5 of Arrow is going to be one full of bruises and broken bones as Oliver's flashbacks head to Russia. Maybe Sara could offer him a few pointers.
The next two weeks are going to be extremely great for DC fans, as we're finally getting all our favorite shows back on The CW. The Flash Season 3 kicks things off on Tuesday, October 4, at 8:00 p.m. ET, with Arrow's fifth season starting on Wednesday, October 5. The next Monday, October 10, will see the CW debut of Supergirl for Season 2, and Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 will round things up on Thursday, October 13. To see when all the other shows are popping onto the small screen, check out our fall premiere schedule.