The CW has been growing their multi-series mega-crossover every year so it was almost surprising to hear that the 2018 outing wasn’t going to be including the ‘Legends of Tomorrow.’ While we’ve learned why at this point it was still a surprise to see that they wouldn’t be arround to help out ‘The Flash’, ‘Arrow’, ‘Supergirl’, and newly included ‘Batwoman‘ this time.
While some might wonder what this means for the future of the ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ executive producer Keto Shimizu was asked about the situation and gave a perfectly acceptable answer:
“I mean, all I can say is for us, that means we get sort of more story to ourselves, which we’re totally happy doing. And tonally, we are so different from those other shows at this point; it’s hard to jump back into that world with the other Arrow-verse shows. And we did it last year, and it was, of course, this gargantuan production and pre-production. It was crazy. For four shows to do that again, and to try and make it bigger than last time, I just don’t think it’s possible. I think the crossovers are going to be a lot different in general than what we’ve seen, and certainly, our absence will be felt, because they are gonna miss us for sure. [laughs] But you know, I think we feel kind of liberated by it.”
From crazy shooting schedules to having to outdo previous installments, it would make sense to scale back now. Not everyone can pull off a Marvel Cinematic Universe styled ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers 4’ and even Marvel Studios has chimed in that they’ll be scaling back once they finish dealing with Thanos.
With the show focussed on dealing with magic this season it might make sense not to show up, we don’t even know if they’ll be in the same time period for most of this run.
If they are, any major events won’t necessarily go unnoticed:
“I think we’re just gonna do our own thing and have fun and maybe we’ll be like, ‘Why can’t we get anyone from Star City on the phone? Is something going on over there? Did we get left out of something?’ I mean, we’ll probably do little jokes like that.”
I like the idea of at least acknowledging that something might be happening that they can’t participate in.
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Source: Cinema Blend