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Legends of Tomorrow: Time Warps, a 'Psychopathic' Heat Wave

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s stint in TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite at the Hard Rock Hotel kicked off with a little superhero roll call.

“I’m a metahuman,” said Victor Garber (Alias), who plays Dr. Martin Stein (aka half of Firestorm) in the CW comic-book series. He laughed. “I’m not even sure what that means, exactly.”

Behind him, Dominic Purcell (Prison Break) described his character Heat Wave as “a dumber version of The Joker,” which made castmates Caity Lotz (Arrow), Brandon Routh (Arrow), Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) and Ciara Renee (Broadway’s Pippin) chuckle.

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The actors were there to promote the Arrow/Flash spinoff, which is “the crossing of the streams” of those shows’ universe, executive producer Phil Klemmer said. He added that while Legends‘ main concern is its “über-mission” of ending villain Vandal Savage, correcting mistakes the heroes commit while jumping around in time will provide fodder for mini-arcs. (And it may provide the opportunity for some fun period costumes, much to Lotz’s delight.)

And yes, the Legends of Tomorrow cast is aware there are a lot of other comic-book series out there right now.

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“When you do it well and you tell good stories and you make characters that people want to come back to, and unique relationships, that’s all that matters,” Routh said.

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