TV Line revealed exclusively today that Stephanie Corneliussen will play Valentina Vostok on Legends of Tomorrow. You may know her from Mr. Robot, on USA Network, where she became a fan favorite.
Alongside the announcement, TV Line gave a pretty detailed description of her character:
Valentina is described as a gifted and beautiful Soviet physicist who will stop at nothing to defend her precious “Motherland.” When the Legends encounter her at the height of the Cold War, they suspect her of working with Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) on a secret weapon.
Ray/The Atom (Brandon Routh) and Leonard/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) must vie for Valentina’s affection in an attempt to thaw her cold heart, and find out where her allegiance truly lies -— before she completes her project and potentially turns the tide of the Cold War.
Looks like our Legends will visit Russia during the Cold War and will have to gain Vostok's trust to prevent Vandal Savage from unleashing a secret weapon that could change our time.
In the DC lore, Valentina Vostok was part of the Soviet Air Force during the Cold War. While trying to defect to the U,S she will crash and merge with the negative energy where the Doom Patrol, a team of superheroes, disappeared. Becoming Negative Woman, she will end up working for the American secret services.
She will, ultimately be part of the second Doom Patrol and will even become the White Queen, replacing Amanda Waller at the head of Checkmate.
Knowing her history, Vostok could become an interesting addition to Legends.