‘Legends of Tomorrow’ premiere: Read the full premiere synopsis now!

LegendsThe January 21 premiere of DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” is now precisely three weeks away. As a matter of fact, you will have a chance to watch it right around the time we’re writing this in just 21 short days!

To help get you even more prepared, The CW released today what has to be one of the lengthier synopses that we’ve seen for any of their shows as of late, which we imagine is an intentional move mostly to familiarize newcomers with the concept. Take a look at it below:

“In the year 2166, the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) is on the verge of his final victory – total chaos and the utter destruction of humanity.  As the world crumbles, the Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) takes matters into his own hands; he travels 150 years into the past to assemble a carefully selected team of heroes and rogues to stop him.  Hunter has chosen what seems like an ill-matched group: billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), known as Captain Cold, and his partner Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), AKA Heat Wave, a pair of career criminals; and Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel) AKA Hawkgirl and Hawkman.  Together this unlikely group will attempt to stop one of the most formidable villains of all time, while they must learn how to not only be a team, but heroes as well.”

There is one major mystery still for us, and that is wondering why in the world Savage wants to destroy humanity as we know it. Is the dude really that angry that Kendra doesn’t love him in any of her forms over the years, or is he just that perpetually angry? It’s hard to say, but the story is promising to combine plenty of superhero action and comedy into what should hopefully be an extravaganza. It’s easy to say that we’re looking forward to covering this and then some.

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