So DC’s Legends of Tomorrow kicked off last night and we loved it and we’re loving the possibilities it presents… time travel, alternate realities… let’s be honest, the whole DC universe is out there to discover.
Well, keep your eyes and ears sharp because you never know who will appear. With that in mind, Stephanie Corneliussen (below) has been cast as Russian nuclear scientist Valentina Vostock who the Legends will meet in the 1980s. Why is she significant? Well, because in the comics the character is part of DC’s Doom Patrol: “The Doom Patrol are a team of heroes known as freaks, outcasts, and social misfits. They dedicate their lives to protecting the society that will not accept them.”
However, we will meet her is her pre-Doom Patrol role as White Queen, one of the leaders of secret agent organisation Checkmate.
We LOVE this sort of universe building and can’t wait to see what else is coming…
Here’s the episode synopsis:
“White Knights” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DV) (HDTV)
STEPHANIE CORNELIUSSEN (“MR. ROBOT”) GUEST STARS AS VALENTINA VOSTOCK – When Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) retreats behind the Iron Curtain in the early 1980s, a string of nuclear scientists begins to mysteriously disappear. The team follows Vandal’s trail straight into the heart of the Soviet Union in an attempt to find his next target. Ray (Brandon Routh) tries to bond with a beautiful Soviet scientist, Valentina Vostock (guest star Stephanie Corneliussen), in the hopes of finding out Vandal’s next move. When Valentina rejects him, it’s Snart (Wentworth Miller) to the rescue. Stein (Victor Garber) pushes Jax (Franz Drameh) to be better, which frustrates Jax and ultimately threatens the Firestorm matrix. Rip (Arthur Darvill) asks Sara (Caity Lotz) to train Kendra (Ciara Renée). Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Sarah Nicole Jones & Phil Klemmer (#104). Original airdate 2/11/2016.
Comic book readers know Vostock as a member of the Soviet Air Force who gained the powers of deceased Doom Patrol member Negative Man during an attempt to defect to the United States. As Negative Woman, Vostock became a member of the second incarnation of the Doom Patrol, utilizing her abilities to turn intangible, fly and create explosions. Like her predecessor, Negative Woman eventually became dangerously radioactive, forcing her to wrap her body in special bandages in order to avoid harming those around her. Eventually, her powers were negated, and she became the leader of Checkmate, filling the position vacated by Amanda Waller.
Starring Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell and others, “Legends of Tomorrow” debuts on Thursday, January 21 at 8/7c on The CW.