A recent (and likely unintentional) reunion of sorts happened on the set of ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ the DC Comics television show that sends its characters across time and space. While that may sound familiar to fans of ‘Doctor Who,’ the connection recently made on set may hit close to home for fans of the latter sci-fi franchise.
Behold this picture recently tweeted by Arthur Darvill, who currently plays Rip Hunter on the DC show and who previously portrayed ‘Who’ companion Rory Williams on the long-running British TV series:
— Arthur Darvill (@RattyBurvil) August 25, 2017
The statue in question bears a more-than-striking resemblance to the new-age ‘Doctor Who’ villainous race known as The Weeping Angels. The Angels, due to their unique physiology relative to our universe, have to “freeze” when they are being directly observed (i.e. when someone is looking at them), usually in a statuesque manner.
Certainly, an actual crossover of characters between these two properties is nigh-impossible… but the BBC, for their part, enjoyed playing along with the good-natured fun:
Don’t turn your back, don’t look away, and don’t… well, you know the rest. 👀#DoctorWho
— Doctor Who BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) August 25, 2017
You can catch Darvill and the rest of the ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ crew back in action soon, with the current ‘Doctor Who’ team coming back with a new episode this Christmas.
Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.
‘Legends of Tomorrow’ will premiere its new season in October on The CW television network.