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The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow is taking on a major DC villain, Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), and to do that, the show is taking on a slightly different approach than its parent shows, Arrow and The Flash.
“It’s not a traditional episodic show,” Legends of Tomorrow showrunner Phil Klemmer shared during the series’ New York Comic Con panel. “It’s broken down to chapters; we go to a certain time and place [in history.]”
As viewers will learn, Savage has been planning his evil deeds for a while. “He’s never been attracting the direct attention of mortals,” Klemmer explained. “He’s been at all of those moments when history was hanging in the balance…week to week we’re trying to intercept him to save the world.”
Leading the team is Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvil), a time traveler. “He’s from the future, and from a future he’s not particularly happy with,” Darvil shared. “He’s come back for various reasons, to get this ragbag team of nutcases together.”
Complicating matters is the fact that a few of those “nutcases” are currently dead or presumed to be dead. After Sara Lance’s (Caity Lotz) upcoming resurrection on Arrow, she is “haunted, lethal, and searching for some sort of connection,” Klemmer teased.
Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) is currently presumed dead on Arrow, as well. “Hopefully he’s welcomed back if he chooses to show himself again,” Routh said. “Or maybe he’s in terrible peril.” Either way, Routh acknowledged “there’s still some stuff that needs to be worked out” on-screen with the Atom suit before he takes on full-time hero duties on Legends of Tomorrow.
One of the new faces to the franchise, Kendra/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), will make her debut on an upcoming episode of The Flash. “She has no idea what’s going on,” Renee previewed. “She just moved to Central City…she’s trying to figure out who she is as a human. We meet Hawkman and he’s helping her out with who she is.”
Unfortunately for Kendra, Hawkman’s (Falk Hentschel) presence might only make things more confusing. “It’s a little jarring when you meet someone for the first time and they say you’re a reincarnated version of their lover from 4000 years ago,” she laughed.
And it seems the Hawkman/Hawkgirl won’t be the only complicated romance in store on the show. “Any time you’re in in close life or death quarters, weird things happens with people,” Klemmer teased when he was asked about a possible Ray/Sara romance.
Legends of Tomorrow bows in 2016 on The CW.
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