Yes, we all know that the writers on CW’s “The Flash” are absolutely crazy and drunk on ambition. All the stuff we’ve learned about this upcoming season so far is proof of that. But whatever they come up with may actually pale in comparison to the fan service we’ll be getting in their latest series “Legends of Tomorrow,” which brings together a team of DC superheroes to take on the immortal baddie Vandal Savage.
Of course, in true CW fashion, we can expect some key appearances from both the Green Arrow and Flash, though don’t expect them to stick around for very long. The series will consist mainly of characters pulled from “Arrow” or “Flash,” as well as all-new ones pulled from the DC comic books (duh). Two relatively new superheroes that will be joining the growing ranks in this “Arrow”/”Flash” shared universe are Hawkman (a.k.a. Carter Hall) and Hawkgirl (a.k.a. Kendra Saunders). The pair are played by actors Falk Hentschel and Ciara RenÃ©e, respectively.
Now, courtesy of the CW, we have our first look at the pair.
In all honesty, it almost looks like something pulled from “Batman and Robin”–but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. For better or worse, the CW has really taken to embracing the camp inherent in the genre. It’s a strategy that’s served them pretty well so far in “The Flash,” so there’s no reason it shouldn’t continue to work in the series. In all honesty, the costumes don’t so much matter to me as much as the plot and characters. They could be wearing 1960s “Batman” attire for all I care so long as the story is compelling. So when can we expect to see these costumes come to fruition?
So far, we’ve seen Kendra Saunders as a panicked citizen in season one of “The Flash,” and Carter Hall will be making an appearance in this upcoming season of “Arrow.” For those unfamiliar, this particular incarnation of Hawkman and Hawkgirl seem to be based around the Ancient Egypt continuity of the comics. If this is the case, then the pair are former lovers, destined to reincarnate, find each other, and fight for justice. Based on what we’ve seen from Saunders so far in “The Flash” (which is practically nothing), she has yet to discover her true destiny. This will probably be a huge part of “Legends of Tomorrow.” All in all, I’d expect an early to mid-season suit-up from this pair.
But who cares what I think, right? What do all you think of the new superhero duo’s costumes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.
“Legends of Tomorrow” debuts in early 2016.
SOURCE: The CW