In a report from Cannes MipTV event, Variety has seemingly confirmed the title of the upcoming “Flash”/“Arrow” spinoff series, which has so far been kept under wraps and has become the subject of much speculation. The passage from Variety reads:
With MipTV wrapped, the focus now shifts to the L.A. Screenings in May. Big product suppliers were using MipTV to talk up L.A. Screenings bows that include, in terms of shows attracting attention for WBITVD, “Supergirl” for CBS, “Blindspot” for NBC, “Legends of Tomorrow” for CW, and also “The Curse of the Fuentes Women,” for NBC.
The title falls in line with the one casually mentioned by “Flash” actor John Wesley Shipp during a convention panel over the weekend. Shipp called the spinoff “Legends,” a name that harkens back to the 1986 DC Comics limited series. Variety’s report seemingly reveals the show’s full name — “Legends of Tomorrow.”
With “of Tomorrow” added, the show’s title does not immediately ring any DC bells. If not for Shipp’s recent reveal that the word “Legends” is part of the spinoff’s name, the title might have slipped by unnoticed in the roll call at the end of the Variety piece. Earlier rumors listed “Atom” as the series’ working title; this new title lines up with executive producer Andrew Kresiberg’s comments debunking those rumors.
The “Flash” and “Arrow” spinoff is set to star Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom on “Arrow”), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold on “Flash”), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heat Wave on “Flash”), Victor Garber (Martin Stein/one-half of Firestorm on “Flash”) and Caity Lotz in an as-yet undisclosed role, following the death of her “Arrow” character of Sara Lance at the start of this season. Ciara Renee and Arthur Darvill have also joined the show as Hawkgirl and Rip Hunter, respectively. “Flash” and “Arrow” vets Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim will executive produce.