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Legends Of Tomorrow casts Tala Ashe as superhero Isis for season three

As the very fun Legends Of Tomorrow gears up for its third season, a new addition has been added to the roster of the Waverider crew. CBR.com has revealed that Tala Ashe has been cast as Ancient Egyptian-themed superhero Isis.

The site described Ashe's character as:

"A Muslim-American woman from the year 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions: “Technology has brought about incredible change in her future — too bad human nature hasn’t kept pace. Fear, prejudice and a lack of care for the planet have forced Zari to become a “’grey hat hacktivist.’ A computer nerd with a wry, combative attitude. A woman living a double life who doesn’t realize that she has secret, latent powers derived from an ancient, mystical source.”


A rather intriguing synopsis for season three was released recently, which suggests Arthur Darvill's Rip Hunter could become a villain. Also notable is absence of season two's Vixen Amaya Jiwe, played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Perhaps there is only room on the show for one amulet-wearing superhero?

"After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms — a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time!

Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question.

With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband — until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba.

Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time travelling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm.

Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends"


Legends of Tomorrow will return later this year along with fellow DC-superhero shows Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl on The CW in the US and Sky 1 in the UK...

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