The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel have officially made their way into DC and The CW’s shared television universe encompassing The Flash, Arrow, and now DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. No there aren’t any actual characters portraying the two icons. Rip Hunter, time traveler extraordinaire from East London and the organizer of the Legends of Tomorrow team references them in passing, “I have seen Men of Steel die and Dark Knights fall.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will feature some our favorite heroes and villains from The Flash and Arrow including Flash, Green Arrow, Firestorm, The Atom, Captain Cold, White Canary, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Heat Wave, and Rip Hunter. They will travel back in time specifically to the 1970s in order to stop the immortal conqueror Vandal Savage from taking control of Earth in the year 2166. However, Vandal Savage might not be the worst of their worries as the timeline has become upset erasing the marriage of Dr. Stein.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow debuts Thursday January 21 at 8 pm on The CW. I know I will be watching. Will you?