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first_imgWhile DC is only now getting its cinematic universe off the ground, they’ve had one of the best-connected universes on TV for years. The Arrowverse now includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. This year, The CW will add Black Lightning to its roster of DC superhero shows, but it won’t be connected to the other four (for now). By far, the series that takes the most advantage of its connected universe is Legends of Tomorrow. It makes sense, given that the show started by teaming up a misfit group of minor heroes and villains from the Arrow and The Flash. Now, they can bring in pretty much any DC hero or villain they want. This year, a new hero is joining the team, and the showrunners aren’t hiding the political motivations behind her addition.This week, during the Television Critics Association Press Tour, executive producer Marc Guggenheim discussed the team’s newest hero: a hacker from the future named Zari Adrianna. Played by Tala Ashe, Zari will be the Arrowverse’s first Muslim superhero. Guggenheim says the character’s religion was in part a reaction to the current political climate, Variety reports.“You might have heard there was this election. Not to get political, but something that we all gravitated toward in the writer’s room was making this character Muslim,” Guggenheim said. He also shared a personal story about his sister-in-law who told him about the difficulty of being a Muslim in America right now. “Having a character who’s a computer hacker and is from the future but also happens to be Muslim, it’s a nice, important aspect of her character,” he said.Ashe also spoke about the importance of representation in popular culture. “Representation is a really powerful thing. When I was growing up watching television, I didn’t see anyone who looked like me,” she said. When I think of the kid version of myself, I think it broadens your perspective. What I think is so lovely about this show is that the Legends are this tapestry that represents America today.”Guggenheim also said that it was important for the writers to add another woman to the team, regardless of her religion. You can definitely see his point there. Last season, there were only two women on the Waverider, Canary, and Vixen. Though Canary became the captain, it was still an overwhelmingly dude-heavy show. It’ll be cool to see what they end up doing with the new character. Having someone with a different perspective on history should allow them to tell more interesting time travel stories. If nothing else, a futuristic hacker character certainly lends itself to the kind of pulpy, dumb fun we expect from Legends of Tomorrow.Gorilla Grodd in The Flash. (Via CW)Of course, a new team member isn’t the only thing being added to the show this season. We’re also getting another team of villains. Having the Legends fight a trio hilariously called “The Legion of Doom” was one of the elements that made the second season a clear improvement on the first. Instead of a lackluster villain from one episode each of Arrow and The Flash, the second season pitted them against a team of big bads from past seasons of both shows. It worked out so well that they’re doing it again this year, Bleeding Cool reports.Guggenheim said to expect a spookier, more supernatural cabal of supervillains this year. Though they’ll be led by a face familiar to the show. “Damian Darhk is going to be the leader of this group in the way Thawne was sort of the boss last year for the Legion of Doom,” he said. Yes, Damien Darhk died at the end of Arrow season four, but these are shows based on comics. Nobody has to stay dead for long.Oh, and while Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold has already been confirmed to return for season three, Guggenheim revealed that another beloved villain is making the jump from The Flash to Legends of Tomorrow. Our favorite hyper-intelligent psychic primate, Gorilla Grodd will return to our screens this season. Guggenheim promises he’ll be more powerful than ever.“It will be a version of him that we have not met yet on any of the shows. It will be the most evolved and powerful form of Grodd. We’re actually breaking the episode now,” Guggenheim said. Whatever causes him to enter the world of Legends of Tomorrow, it sounds like a slightly more complicated Grodd story than we’ve seen from The Flash in the past. One of the Legends, Guggenheim said, will be on Grodd’s side of the fight. No matter what the story ends up being, I’m just grateful to have more Grodd to look forward to.Photo: Screenshot via CWAnd we can’t talk about the new season of Arrowverse shows without mentioning the crossover. Last year’s “Invasion” four-night event was a gigantic hit for The CW. This year, they’re hoping to do it again. This year, instead of four shows spread across four nights, they’re only going to be spread across two, SlashFilm reports. Supergirl will kick off the crossover on Monday, November 27 at 8 p.m. For that week only, Arrow will move from its normal Thursday night to Monday at 9 p.m. for part two. The crossover will then continue on Tuesday with The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow at their regular times.Details about the plot are still being kept secret. All CW Mark Pedowitz would say was “romance is in the air.” If you’ve been keeping up with Supergirl, you’ll know that she developed a romantic relationship with Mon-El from the planet Daxam last season. You’ll also know that it didn’t turn out very well, ending with her exiling him from Earth via a lead bomb. Given that the crossover starts with Supergirl, I’m guessing the plot has something to do with Kara trying to get over Mon-El, and some evil entity taking advantage of that. Hey, since Supergirl takes place on a different Earth than the other Arrowverse shows, maybe we’ll even get some cross-multiverse romance going on. For now, that’s all speculation. We’ll see what the plot turns out to be on November 27.Finally, it’s not all good news for DC shows on The CW. Wonder Woman may have been DC’s first unqualified big screen hit, but its success means we’re missing out on a planned prequel. At the TCA event, the CW confirmed that the planned Amazon prequel series (which would have followed Diana’s childhood and/or adolescence) is no more. Now that Wonder Woman is DC’s most popular property, they aren’t taking any chances with the character. The information comes from a tweet from Buzzfeed’s Jarett Wieselman. No plans to redevelop #Amazon — The CW’s once planned #WonderWoman prequel — now that the films are so successful #TCA17 pic.twitter.com/8TSWcfIWyv— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 2, 2017While it’d be interesting to see what The CW would have done with a younger version of the character, it’s understandable that Warner Bros. wouldn’t want any other studio using her. Gal Gadot’s portrayal has come to mean a lot to superhero fans everywhere, and they don’t want to dilute that. Besides, with iZombie still going strong and Black Lightning premiering next year, The CW probably has enough DC heroes as it is.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more