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Fans of the CW’s slate of DC superhero shows, rejoice! To hype you up even further for the upcoming season of Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Arrow, the network has produced a gorgeous short called ‘Superhero Fight Club 2.0.’
This short opens with Green Arrow and the Flash ‘kidnapping’ a compliant Supergirl and bringing her to an undisclosed location. Superhero Fight Club is back, it turns out. She responds with characteristic excitement to the whole affair. A collection of characters from all four shows greet her, both in the ring and up in ‘Team Tech,’ made up of Cisco and Felicity.
The heroes in the ring train against round orbs that shoot lasers, trip them up, tie their hands, and other annoying obstacles. In the background, Cisco plays ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ by Guns ‘n’ Roses over the sound system.
When the group takes out Cisco’s drones, Cisco responds by introducing Gorilla Grod into the ring. Then, on that cliffhanger, the short ends.
As a short film, it actually holds up really well. The use of ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ — and Cisco shriek-singing along to it — really made me smile. Additionally, while I don’t know some of the characters too well, I get the feeling that they’re all done well here. The stunts, confined by a small space and heavily CG opponents, come off well as well. White Canary and Firestorm do pretty great, in particular, with their fights.
However, my favorite moment? J’onn J’onnz’s cameo appearance. That’s all I think I need to say.
You can find ‘Superhero Fight Club 2.0’ exclusively on the CW’s app. Here’s the first scene, to tide you over: