Comic-Con

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.

Press PLAY on the video above for more on Legends‘ upcoming adventures.

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8 Comments
  1. “Superhero fatigue — was supposed to happen about 10 years ago.”, so, 2005, around the time of Superman Returns, lol.

  2. Jared says:

    The CW really has the best genre series in my opinion. Cant wait for this.

  3. Lizo says:

    I’m totally prepared for this spin off to be my favourite comic-book TV show yet. The cast is friggen amazing (putting Miller & Purcell back together is like a dream), the return of Caity/Canary, the time travel, ahhhh just all of it. I’m so friggen excited.

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Miller & Purcell would be great if they can juggle both LoT and the Prison Break revival whether or not Fox the network that owns Prison Break is planning to bring back the series (fingers crossed). Also, the execs at CW should make a decision on which night and time slot Legends of Tomorrow would be a great fit for it. Hate to wonder if it’s going to be on Fridays and not being placed on Mondays @ 8 to go up against Supergirl and Gotham. Greg Berlanti has done it again.

    • Martin says:

      I think it’s almost a foregone conclusion at this stage that it will air after The Flash at midseason…use it’s highest rated show to launch it’s highest profile new show. I personally think that’s why they left iZombie there for the fall and then launch a new show in midseason with LoT when it’s ready and when it gets its story fleshed out in Arrow & The Flash and even more promotion & then move iZombie somewhere else, probably Mondays at 8 if the new fall show fails – or it could actually just end up with short second season of 13…and still renewed like The 100.

  5. Joey Padron says:

    good interview with the cast. excited to see the show, it’s gonna be great! can’t wait to see the cast on Arrow & The Flash in both new seasons!

  6. Kristina says:

    I. Can’t. Wait. The more I hear about this the more excited I get, and the idea of Victor Garber and Brandon Routh in the same TV show is almost enough to make my head explode. The entire cast seems fantastic.