LEG­ENDS OF TOMORROW

Leg­ends meet Le­gion

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - 2016 Tv Preview - Richard Ed­wards

SEA­SON 2 US BROAD­CAST The CW, 13 Oc­to­ber UK BROAD­CAST Sky 1, early Novem­ber, TBC

re­turn­ing SHOW! “We sort of

went into sea­son two with the at­ti­tude that sea­son one was good, it wasn’t great,” re­veals Leg­ends Of Tomorrow’s re­mark­ably can­did showrun­ner Marc guggen­heim. “We found our hands tied a lot by our own con­cept; the fact that you’ve got Van­dal Sav­age for 16 episodes, you know that for 15 of those episodes, you can’t catch him. With the na­ture of rip Hunter’s fam­ily dy­ing at the be­gin­ning, it’s kind of a downer. But you want to have fun. You don’t want rip to al­ways be wring­ing his hands over his dead wife and son. this year, we were able to bring our­selves up from all of that. We have a re­ally cool Big Bad...”

though ac­tu­ally, he re­ally means “Big Bads”, as the Leg­ends’ prin­ci­pal ad­ver­saries will be a bona fide Le­gion of Doom: Malcolm Mer­lyn, Damien Darhk, the re­verse-Flash and Cap­tain Cold, the lat­ter a for­mer Leg­end. there’s also the small mat­ter of proto-Jus­tice League the Jus­tice So­ci­ety of Amer­ica en­ter­ing the frey. “it’s prob­a­bly go­ing to in­volve the big­gest fight se­quence that we’ve com­mit­ted to film so far,” says guggen­heim. “it’s two su­per­hero teams bat­tling it out – if we’ve got more than one su­per­hero oc­cu­py­ing a space in any given time, they have to start fight­ing. We’re re­ally play­ing into the idea that the JSA are the world’s first su­per­hero team. they’re con­fi­dent. they’re prac­tised. they’re pro­fes­sional. And you have the Leg­ends of tomorrow, who are none of those things. it’s fun to play the con­trast be­tween the two.”

Rip Hunter lets rip.

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