The first trailer for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was released earlier this year, but that contained only footage which had been shot specifically for the preview, not material which will make it into the show itself. Now, following an announcement of the premiere date – January 21st in the US – The CW has released our first proper look at the anticipated series.

For fans of Arrow and The Flash, this spinoff is clearly going to be a must watch, and based on some of what we see here, it’s really going to explore the DC Universe in a major way.

When heroes alone are not enough…the world needs legends. In DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they’ve ever known?

Based on the trailer, they’re certainly going to try their hardest, and the series looks even more impressive than most imagined it ever would. The highlights here include a surprising reference to Superman and Batman, along with a long overdue costume for Firestorm!

Curious to learn more about Legends of Tomorrow? Then click here for our in-depth guide!