CW’s DC spinoff show Legends of Tomorrow isn’t set to air until 2016, which gives us plenty of time to get acquainted with several of the lesser-known DC characters that will be spotlighted. Among them will be Caity Lotz playing White Canary, and Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl. Both ladies have been dishing out lots of information on the show, and details about their characters’ roles in it.
Renee explained that, after making a brief cameo as Hawkgirl in the The Flash’s Season 1 finale, her character, Kendra Saunders will basically be getting the origin story treatment in Legends of Tomorrow. Here’s what she had to say to CTV:
“She’s just kind of figuring out that she has this power – this kind of overwhelming anger that turns her into a warrior. She doesn’t quite understand it. She’s kind of realizing that she’s has past lives, which is also a weird kind of thing to realize as well. So, I don’t think necessarily she’s a superhero yet, but she definitely has something interesting going on.”
Originally known as Black Canary, Lotz’s character Sara Lance will be resurrected by the Lazarus Pit as White Canary; and Lotz seems pretty pleased with the new direction they’re taking with her character.
“I’m excited to see what happens ’cause we want to make it different. There’s going to be changes. This is still Sara Lance, but there has to be repercussions of everything she’s been through, so I’m hoping that we get to really play with that stuff.”
This is quite a shift from the comics, where White Canary was one of Black Canary’s villains, and not an incarnation of Black Canary herself. This rebirth of sorts could be a fresh start for Sara Lance, but as Lotz explains, the side affects of being in the pit for so long may surface in dramatic ways.
“It’s going to have a toll. Just like Thea went into the Lazarus Pit and you saw how that affected her, and Sara’s dead for a long time. So I feel like there’s going to be a big shift.”
It’s great to see these lesser-known characters get their opportunities to shine, and both of these characters have such interesting stories to tell. There will surely be some deviations from the comics, as there already have been, but the end result will no doubt be a compelling show.