A recently released press release revealed DC’s newest plan for media dominance. On January 19th, 2016, the publisher’s characters will take over the CW Network during the primetime television hours. The TV station, which currently hosts Arrow and The Flash, will air two half-hour TV specials.
The first special, entitled DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time is Now, is designed to build hype for Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s and CW’s newest television partnership, which debuts on January 21st, 2016. The special will air from 9:00PM EST – 9:30PM EST.
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: THEIR TIME IS NOW is an in-depth look at the origin stories of the heroes and villains of the highly-anticipated new series, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, premiering Thursday, January 21, 2016 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). Featuring show clips and interviews from LEGENDS, ARROW, and THE FLASH executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, and Wendy Mericle, THEIR TIME IS NOW introduces viewers to the immortal madman Vandal Savage, the time master Rip Hunter, and the motley band of heroes and rogues he assembles to try to save the future of humanity: Hawkman, Hawkgirl, White Canary, The Atom, Firestorm, Captain Cold, and Heat Wave.
Legends of Tomorrow‘s special will be followed by DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, a half-hour show made to promote the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and other upcoming entries in the budding DC Films Universe. This special will feature the debut of the Suicide Squad Trailer.
DC FILMS PRESENTS: DAWN OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE invites viewers behind the scenes of the exciting new movies coming out of the DC Films universe, culminating in the thrilling world premiere of the all-new trailer for “Suicide Squad,” DC’s misfit crew of antiheroes forced into saving the world this summer, with director David Ayer. Hosted by filmmaker/writer/lifelong comics fan Kevin Smith, with special guest DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns, the special showcases the explosive landscape of DC’s greatest heroes, kicking off with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” in theatres this March, and with a sneak peek from the upcoming Wonder Woman feature film.
Get a look at never-before-seen footage, and see interviews with such stars as Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, and directors Zack Snyder and Patty Jenkins—just a few of the creative forces behind the much-anticipated film franchise that will bring together the greatest collective of Super Heroes in the upcoming Justice League feature film. And because no Super Hero could make his or her mark without a truly formidable foe, the special also provides glimpses of DC’s most famous Super Villains.
All this follows an hour long episode of The Flash from 8:00PM EST – 9:00PM EST. Suicide Squad is slated to release nationwide on August 5th, 2016.
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