DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Gets New Muslim-American Superhero for Season 3

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will expand its cast adding Zari Adrianna Tomaz to the team. Played by Tala Ashe, the Musim-American women is from the year 2030 where technology has brought great change, but human nature is still fare behind. ” Fear, prejudice and a lack of care for the planet have forced Zari to become a “grey hat hacktivist.”” The character is a computer nerd with latent powers from a “mystical source”

In the comics the character was from the nation of Kahndaq and opposed its leader Black Adam. She eventually becomes the superhero Isis. With the negative connotation of that name, it’ll be interesting to see if it’s used in the series.

Ashe is Iranian-American with dual citizenship and is fluent in Farsi. The inclusion should add an interesting dynamic twist to the show.

When this previous season left off the heroes discovered in all of their adventuring they might have “broken time” and created a rather strange mishmash of a world.

(via Variety)