In a news story talking up the big 2015-2016 TV pilots, Variety seems to have inadvertently revealed the title of The CW's planned Arrow/The Flash crossover series.
Referring to a big pilot for the network as Legends of Tomorrow, the trade seemingly confirmed reports that the series would use the word "Legends," which is how The Flash's John Wesley Shipp referred to the series over the weekend.
The name could still be a working title; The CW has been quoted as saying that they didn't actually have a final title in place yet. "Tomorrow" is a curious word to include since The Flash and Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti had a canceled CW series called The Tomorrow People starring The Flash recurring guest stars Peyton List and Robbie Amell just a few years ago. There is no DC Comics basis for "Legends of Tomorrow."
Legends was a late-1980s crossover event from DC Comics that pitted Darkseid against The Phantom Stranger in a wager that the lord of Apokolips could turn earth against its heroes. To that end, he embedded one of his minions in the press and launched an aggressive propaganda campaign against superheroes.
Years later, Legends of the DC Universe was an anthology-style monthly comic series that saw numerous heroes filter in and out, with creators telling stories that didn't have to function within the then-current status quo of the DCU. The series ran for 41 issues plus an oversized Crisis on Infinite Earths tie-in one-shot.
Legends is the title of a show currently airing on TNT, which might explain the need to expand the title in spite of the fact that producer Marc Guggenheim has said in the past that he likes the punch of a one-word title.
It's likely fans can expect a formal title announcement and perhaps some additional details about the series either during the series finale of The Flash, or at The CW's upfront presentation on May 14.
Legends of Tomorrow (or whatever it's called when all is said and done) will star Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Ciara Renee, Arthur Darvill and Victor Garber. It's executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim. The series is expected to premiere at midseason next year and have a 13-episode season order.