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Legends of Tomorrow is “not a one off” and originally was much darker in tone

January 11th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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With the Arrow and Flash spinoff show Legends of Tomorrow only ten days away, we’re reaching fever pitch for it!

And now we have some very interesting news from the Television Critics Association mad The CW’s Mark Pedowitz who has said the tone is “lighter” than Arrow and The Flash, and it tonally more like Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Who.

However, the show stated out as something very different as  Pedowitz revealed it was meant to be a darker affair originally, more in tone with David Ayer’s Suicide Squad; however it is speculated that as the lighter that Arrow, flash becomes the bigger series on The CW, it was decided that the lighter tone was probably more attractive to viewers.

Alos, rather interesting was  showrunner Greg Berlanti’s teasing that the show is probably – if successful – going to be an ongoing thing and not merely a one-off (remember we reported on this a while ago here?); in fact, the idea is to make the team more diverse each year – cough Constantine cough – : “That’s the desire,” Berlanti said.

“It makes the story more interesting; it allows us to keep going to more places and keep working with better and better talent. That being said, I think everybody can take things even further. I don’t look at this ensemble and think it’s as diverse as it should be or could be even two or three years from now.”

Oh and related news, check out the White Canary in the first clip from the show below the synopsis…

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).

Legends of Tomorrow premieres Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Source: Comicbook & Comicbook

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….