legends of tomorrow
Team players! DC’s small screen universe explodes…
After overseeing Arrow, executive producer Marc Guggenheim is now responsible for the most ambitious superhero TV project yet: Legends Of Tomorrow. Featuring an entire team of heroes and villains, the show provides limitless opportunities to explore the DC Universe.
“What’s fun about the concept,” Guggenheim tells SFX, “is because it’s a team concept we can rotate people in and out depending upon what the actors want to do and what our storytelling needs are. It’s not going to be an anthology like American Horror Story. But it’s going to have different ideas. Time travel is the idea behind season one. The next arc will have its own big idea behind it.”
At the centre of season one’s time travel is the man who brings the team together, Rip Hunter, played by Arthur Darvill, no stranger to the subject matter given his stint in Doctor Who. Will Legends offer in-jokes for Whovians?
“We’re looking for the right in-joke,” laughs Guggenheim. “But it’s Arthur Darvill in a time travel show – it’s low-hanging fruit. We didn’t want him to be Rory and we didn’t want him to be the Doctor. We wanted him to craft his own character, and he really has.” Joseph McCabe
All sorts of differently worded invites must have gone out.