It’s shaping up to be a very big week for fans of DC Comics in the media. Not only will fans see the return of “The Flash,” “Arrow” and the premiere of “Legends of Tomorrow” on the CW, but the network will also be airing two very special documentaries about the comic book giant’s upcoming movie and TV properties.
Following the midseason return of “The Flash” Season 2, the CW will debut two distinct half hour specials meant to drum up excitement for DC’s ever-expanding film and TV universes. According to Deadline, the first will be titled “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now.” With the highly anticipated premiere of “Legends of Tomorrow” coming on Jan. 21, focusing on secondary characters from “Arrow” and “The Flash” teaming up, the special will seek to introduce novices to the unusual characters and their back stories before the premiere.
“Their Time Is Now” will individually set up the origins and comic book history of both the heroes and the villains of the upcoming show, as well as feature clips and interviews with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, and Wendy Mericle. Those looking for an advance peek at the ultimate crossover TV show will no doubt be impressed by the preview, not to mention ahead of the curve during Thursday’s premiere episode.
Following the in-depth look at DC’s TV fare, the night will take a turn to its upcoming cinematic universe, which includes “Batman v. Superman,” “Suicide Squad,” “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League.” Writer and director Kevin Smith will host the informative special along with DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns. Together, they’ll introduce fans to what Warner Bros. has in store for its connected universe of movies building off of the 2013 hit “Man of Steel.” Not only will the special include an in-depth look at the upcoming films, but it will feature the premieres of the second official “Suicide Squad” trailer and the first ever look at director Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” film starring Gal Gadot as the title hero. The Amazonian will make her on-screen debut during “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” before spinning off into her own film to set up the “Justice League.” As TV Line notes, precious little information about the “Wonder Woman” film has been revealed to the public, making this special a must-watch for curious fans.
The event will be split into two half-hours. The first airs immediately following “The Flash” at 9 p.m. EST. The second, focused entirely on the film universe, airs at 9:30 p.m. EST. Will you be tuning in to see what’s ahead for DC Comics on TV and on the big screen? Comment below or tweet your thoughts to @TylerMcCarthy.