DC's Hawkgirl, Rip Hunter will make surprise debut in Flash's Season 1 finale

Looks like we won't have to wait until the fall to meet a few of the new heroes from The CW's DC's Legends of Tomorrow - including a fan fave Doctor Who alum.

It's being reported that both Arthur Darvill's (Doctor Who) Rip Hunter and Ciara Renee's Hawkgirl will both make an appearance in The Flash's season finale later this month. That's a lot sooner than fans expected, and then the two will then go on to headline the recently-ordered spinoff series, along with several familiar faces from both The Flash and Arrow's ranks.

The new show will feature a team of heroes, assembled by Darvill's Rip Hunter, tossed together to face a massive new enemy. Hunter apparently travels back in time to face off with this "unstoppable threat" in an effort to avert a dark future he has already seen. Considering how much time travel has factored into The Flash this season, it makes sense the finale might be a good intro point to get fans familiar with what we'll see in Legends.

Along with Hawkgirl and Rip Hunter, Legends of Tomorrow will also feature Flash and Arrow alums The Atom (Brandon Routh), Sara "Canary" Lance (Caity Lotz), Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) and Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber). The series is being produced by the Flash and Arrow creative braintrust of Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.

The Flash's season finale will air Tuesday, May 19 on The CW.

(Via Comic Book Resources)

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