Tala Ashe is the newest series regular on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. She will play Zari Adrianna Tomaz or as comic fans know her Isis.
The CW superhero shows have a history of making changes to comic book characters so they fit into its established Arrowverse easier. The CW’s official character description seems to hint at that.
Zari is 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.
It seems that the introduction of Zari may signal that Maisie Richardson-Sellers’ Amaya/Vixen will return to her own timeline in season three. Of course, this is just a guess since they have similar powers, in that their abilities come from an ancient amulet. Isis’ powers include super strength, super speed and flight.
Ashe joins returning cast members Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell, Brandon Routh, Franz Drameh and Nick Zano.
Season three follows the Legends as they fix the problems their last time jump caused.
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 Nate 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.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns with new episodes in the fall on Tuesdays at 9 pm on The CW.
Source: Comic Book Resources