With the success of stand-alone superhero shows like “Arrow” and “The Flash,” it is no surprise that The CW decided to add a new superhero series to its roster this time with a whole team of them.
“Legends of Tomorrow” was announced in February and fans of the DC universe rejoiced. Production for season 1 of the superhero-packed television series is already in the works and is slated to premiere on Jan. 21, 2016. The show boasts an ensemble cast that includes Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz and Arthur Darvill, to name a few.
The DC television universe is known for its superhero crossovers, with the lead character of “The Flash,” Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), previously appearing on “Arrow.” Right now, speculations of another crossover between The CW’s “The Flash” and CBS’ “Supergirl” is making rounds on the Internet which, if true, will be a cross-network project.
But perhaps an even more exciting rumor is one that Bleeding Cool recently reported. According to the website, Constantine (Matt Ryan) may be featured in the second season of “Legends of Tomorrow,” after appearing on “Arrow” earlier this season.
That is, if there is going to be a second season.
According to the same website, production for the first season of “Legends of Tomorrow” turned out to be very expensive, resulting in a rumor that the show might be replaced altogether.
Cinema Blend assumes that the show’s special effects had something to do with the high expenses, explaining that the plot and characters may be quite burdensome in terms of producing the effects needed for story progression. After all, the show does have a number of characters with superpowers, and that must make it harder for the special effects team compared to a show with only one superhero, like “The Flash.”
Despite these reports, fans eagerly await the premiere of “Legends of Tomorrow.”