At the end of the Arrowverse crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, it was revealed that Barry Allen / The Flash (Grant Gustin) had set up some sort of headquarters for the heroes of Earth Prime, setting up a table with chairs bearing the symbols of each of the world’s heroes in a former STAR Labs facility. This act established what comic book fans immediately recognized as an Arrowverse version of the full Justice League Hall of Justice. It’s a concept that hasn’t really been touched on since, but the most recent episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow confirms that the Justice Room not only still exists, but not all tables in the Arrowverse have a seat at the table.
In “Stressed Western”, the Legends find themselves in the Wild West trying to stop an alien who happens to be a worm-like creature more or less drawn to feelings of anger and rage. Nate Heywood / Steel (Nick Zano) spends a lot of time and effort trying to keep the peace in order to prevent the alien from attacking while they hatch a plan, but eventually reaches his own breaking point. He ends up complaining about all the things that have been on his chest for awhile and notes at one point that he had requested his own chair in the courtroom, but only got silence in return.
Nate had asked the Arrowverse’s Justice League for a seat at the table but was essentially turned down with no response. It’s one of those humorous little details that Legends is ideal for, but it speaks to the larger state of heroes in the post-Crisis Arrowverse. Given that this season has not seen a crossover thanks to the constraints of making television in the event of a pandemic, Nate’s comment reminds us that the Arrowverse has its own great team of heroes and that the Hall of Justice established in the ending of Crisis still exists and still works, even though the heroes didn’t have to reunite onscreen.
Of course, Nate’s comments also point out that even in a world that apparently has a relatively small number of known heroes, not everyone is considered important enough to be part of this great team. It also raises big questions about what the Arrowverse Justice League actually does, as there have been big concerns in every show so far this TV season, but no one has even mentioned making a phone call to the rest. of the team. Fans will just have to wait and see if the Hall of Justice and Justice League do something more in the Arrowverse, or if they just don’t respond to Nate’s call because they’re over. a concept than a team.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Sundays at 8 / 7c on The CW.
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