Legends of Tomorrow Cast Talk Team Interactions & High Paced Action
The CW has been a surprising leader in the "Great Comic Book Television Show Revolution" of the last few years. First there was the surprising hit Arrow focusing on Oliver Queen's origin and rise to be a hero. Then they completely blew the roof off with the first season of The Flash. Now the ace up their sleeve is their upcoming show, Legends of Tomorrow, that seeks to bring together a rag tag group of heroes and villains ("Legends" as Rip Hunter aptly put) on a mission that spans across time to save the world. It’s a bold move with a lot of potential. Since the initial trailer aired, outside of some casting news, we haven’t really heard much about the show. This is understandable considering any bit of information for Legends could end up spoiling the current seasons of Arrow and The Flash. That was one of the difficult things about the Legends of Tomorrow trailer released; It spoiled several things for Arrow and The Flash.
So when I got to talk to members of the cast along with show runner Phil Klemmer, I wasn’t expecting too many details about the show itself. As of New York Comic Con, they’ve only shot 3 episodes of the series. A recurring theme was that these three episodes are all about throwing these characters together while giving them very little time to react and get to know each other. Characters are being thrust into a situation to work with each other without really digging into a lot of character depth and background. This makes sense when you consider a lot of these characters will be (or already have been) introduced on either Arrow or The Flash prior to Legends being released. This allows for Legends to really focus on action sequences. We'll get to see some giant full team action set pieces (Like what we saw in the trailer released earlier this year) but also smaller team-ups of 2 - 3 characters. Either way, Legends of Tomorrow seems as though it might be even more action packed than what we've seen on both Arrow and The Flash which is saying a lot. Both Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/Atom) and Ciara Renee (Hawkgirl) commented on the quick pace, action packed nature of the show so far and how it hasn't really afford characters the chance to catch their breath and talk beyond "Hey let's go fight/punch that thing over there".
From Left: Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer), Ciara Renee (Hawkgirl), Phil Klemmer (Showrunner)
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