With ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ returning to the CW in October, fans are full of questions about ‘Legends of Tomorrow‘ and how it will tie into the universe created by its parent shows. Fortunately, both Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim and showrunner Phil Klemmer were on hand recently to answer some questions about the show, and build up the excitement for what is coming. To start with, after a question about motivations and why certain characters would join Rip Hunter’s team,  Klemmer had the following to say:

“We made the present so screwed up and uninhabitable for these characters that they had to literally get onto a spaceship and go to another time just so they wouldn’t be killed either by their friends or enemies.”

For hints about what the series might feel like, Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim recently told The Hollywood Reporter to check out Dan Jurgen’s 2011 comic book ‘Time Masters: Vanishing Point,’ because, in his words:

“It’s a good series for its depiction of Rip Hunter and a crazy combination of characters….[Also] The show will contain elements of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis’ ‘Justice League International’ run.”

The second part of that quote most likely has more to do with the tone of the show, as ‘Justice League International’ is known as more comedic than serious. Though it seems pretty clear this show might get a little grim, as Klemmer did state, when asked about the rules of time travel and the fates of the main characters:

“Some of these characters might not make it for the full trip…some might be lost in time.”

As for explaining where Hawkgirl comes from, Guggenheim had the following to say:

“You’ll get a clear picture of what her origin story is and you’ll actually get a chance to see it. Fans of the comics will recognize an awful lot. It’s probably one of the more faithful origins that we’ve told.”

And as far as an appearance from fan-favorite time-traveler from the 25th century (not to mention the father of Rip Hunter), Klemmer could only say the following:

“I wish I could tease a Booster thing but, you might have to wait a good long while at least on our show… Perhaps Booster is being groomed for bigger things.”

All of this does make the show seem to be somewhat ambitious, and I truly hope the team behind the show can pull it off, especially after the successful launch of ‘The Flash’ last season. Look for the show to hit the CW early in 2016, and until then, check out the 2nd season of ‘The Flash’ and the 3rd season of ‘Arrow’ to see the build up to ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ and stay up to date on the CW’s DC Universe.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter