It is the most wonderful time of the year: The CW is back for a new season of superhero TV. To commemorate the new seasons of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl moving from CBS, the CW has unleashed Superhero Fight Club 2.0, a web-exclusive treat that’s nothing but fun.
A follow-up to last year’s Three-Minute Fight Club, this year’s bout features the Green Arrow (in his new Season 5 costume), The Flash, Supergirl, Firestorm (no Professor Stein), Atom, and White Canary. Hank Henshaw, who randomly turns into Martian Manhunter in front of a shocked Diggle (aka Spartan), stands on the sidelines. Cisco and Felicity, meanwhile, run the show. And no Superman or the Justice Society of America in case you were wondering. (You were.)
Not that Superman would make this any fairer: Apparently Cisco and Felicity had to make hella upgrades just to get everyone even with Supergirl.
The fight itself is, admittedly, a little disappointing, but the whole thing is still a blast. Unlike last year, which were 1-on-1 fights, this time the heroes are pitted in a free-for-all while fending off Cisco and Felicity’s death machine. In the end Cisco unleashes GORILLA FUCKING GRODD, which means Superhero Fight Club 2.0 might not be in canon since Gorilla Grodd was banished to Earth-2 in Season 2 of The Flash.
Superhero Fight Club 2.0 also lacks a few faces. The Dark Archer (and ex-Ra’s al Ghul) — who was in last year’s Fight Club — was MIA, as were Captain Cold, Heat Wave, and the Reverse-Flash. Also missing were new villains like Damien Darhk (who will be in Legends of Tomorrow Season 2), Zoom, and Vandal Savage. Other heroes like Black Canary, Arsenal, Speedy, Rip Hunter, and Hawkman and Hawkgirl were absent too, though being dead is an excuse for some of them.
You can watch the opening scene to Superhero Fight Club 2.0 below. The whole video is available exclusively on the CW mobile app…for now.
The Flash Season 3 premiere kicks off the new DC TV season on October 4.