Rip Hunter is a time-traveling, gun-slinging space cowboy in new Legends of Tomorrow clip

The CW is pumping up the promo campaign for Legends of Tomorrow, and the latest clip is focused on the man tasked with bringing this motley crew together — Arthur Darvill’s Rip Hunter.

Though the hook for Legends is obviously all the fan favorites from The Flash and Arrow set to take up arms against Vandal Savage, there’s no denying Rip Hunter is the man who holds the whole concept together. He’s a key player in the ensemble, and gets as much (if not more) screen time than all the heroes (and villains) you already know. 

This featurette introduces all of the things that make Rip so great, from his skills as a Time Master to his laser gun revolver, old-school overcoat, spaceship and ability to take a punch (again and again). The whole gang is a great mix, but Darvill is seriously the breakout star of this project. He shows off the action chops and confidence he spent much of his Doctor Who run developing, and they’re cranked up in spades here.

Check out the new clip below and let us know what you think:


Legends of Tomorrow premieres Jan. 21 on The CW.

(Via The CW)

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