Published On: Fri, Nov 13th, 2015

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ brings together ‘flawed people’ to battle Vandal Savage

The CW’s DC Comics-based hits Arrow and The Flash have tapped into a ton of exciting characters and in early 2016, fans will get more with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Showrunner Phil Klenner detailed the show, the role of the villian and more while speaking at the New York Comic Con.

“What we’ve planned is kind of nuts,” Klenner says of the shows overlapping. “There were crossover episodes last season, and now we’ve doubled-down on the notion of trying to integrate the worlds of the three shows. It’s such an awesome idea on paper, but logistically, when you try to figure out what it means for these poor actors trying to appear on three shows at once — time travel is something that makes your head want to explode, but the idea of trying to find how to make the worlds of all three shows coordinate? It probably will kill us. Or kill one of the actors. [Laughs]…”

Legends of Tomorrow concept art team in actionHe later explained why we see the villains teamed with heroes.

“…I like the f-up heroes, and the sort of crooked heroes, and to combine them and watch them bump up against each other — that’s arecipe for TV that’s fun to write. I came up writing shows that are based on flawed people, like Veronica Mars and Chuck. That’s what I’m good at. Those are the kinds of people I relate to.”

The spinoff will star The Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), White Canary/Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Firestorm (Victor Garber and Franz Drameh), Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée) and Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), gathered together by Rip Hunter, Time Master (Arthur Darvill).

Immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) will be the main antagonist of the show’s first season, with the team traveling through time and visiting the “greatest hits of the 20th century,” as Klemmer summarized.

“With Vandal, with any villain, the trick is always to find somebody commensurately evil or formidable. We have an ensemble of eight-plus heroes — you have to come up with a version of the antichrist if you want it to feel like it’s anywhere close to being an even challenge between the black hats and the white hats; although in truth most of our guys are sort of gray hats. Coming up with an immortal seemed like the only way that we could have a bad guy who matched our team.”

Check out the full conversation over at CBR – click HERE



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