The Canary flies once again!
By releasing new key art for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The CW offered fans the first look at who Caity Lotz will be playing in the Arrow-Flash spinoff—and even revealed her character’s alter ego in the photo credits. Spoiler Alert: It’s Sara Lance! But there’s a twist: She’s now the White Canary.
How is this possible? As revealed in the trailer shown at the network’s upfront presentation, Sara rises out of the Lazarus Pits, the mythical hot tub with restorative powers that allowed Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable) to live much longer than humanly possible—well, until Wednesday’s Arrow finale. The pits are known to have dangerous side effects, and considering Sara was dead and buried for several months at least, this could explain why we’re seeing a very different Sara than we’re used to.
“There’s going to be some differences,” Lotz tells EW ahead of the upfront presentation. “There’s going to be some repercussions [from] whatever happened and it’s definitely going to make a difference in how she is. I’m really looking forward to it. The stuff they were telling me about it and where they’re going to go with the character is exciting.”
The Lazarus Pits weren’t necessarily the only option for TPTB to take. But first, here’s the official logline for the series: “Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat—one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?”
When the logline was first released, there was some speculation as to whether Sara was going to be pulled out of the timeline prior to her death by Rip Hunter. The inclusion of the Lazarus Pits—as EW previously speculated—appears to debunk that theory… for now. We’ll have to wait a while to get the full truth, since DC’s Legends of Tomorrow isn’t slated to debut until midseason.
The drama—which hails from Arrow and Flash executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, as well as Arrow boss Marc Guggenheim and Sarah Schechter—also stars Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory, Heat Wave), Victor Garber (Martin Stein/Firestorm), Ciara Renee (Kendra Saunders, Hawkgirl) and Franz Drameh (Jay Jackson).
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill