Marc Guggenheim: 'Legends Of Tomorrow' Is The 'Craziest Show' I've Ever Been Involved With
In an interview with Comic Book Resources at the CW's summer party for the Television Critics Association earlier this month, Guggenheim revealed the reasons the new CW series is the most insane DC Comics show he's currently working on.
"The show is nuts. It's got time travel and superheroes and super villains. It's a great deal of fun," he said.
Guggenheim's remarks support his fellow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg's comments during the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel last month. Kreisberg said that "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" is basically the "crazy ideas" that they have conceived which were too wild for either "Arrow" or "The Flash." "'Legends of Tomorrow,' all it is is the crazy ideas. It's bonkers," he told the fans in Hall H, as quoted by TVLine.
Though the show's high level of craziness would definitely attract some people to watch the show, Guggenheim revealed that the real challenge for them is to draw viewers who don't read the comics.
"The challenge of the show is -- and we said this with 'Arrow' back four years ago -- we know people who love the comics and who are going to want to see the show. No one's ever done a superhero team-up show on television before. So I figure they're okay," he explained. "[But] we also have to make sure that people -- what makes "Flash" and "Arrow" successful is because it appeals to people who don't just read the comics. And 'Legends' has to attract that same non-comic book fan audience."
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" stars Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heat Wave), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein/one half of Firestorm), Ciara Renee (Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl), Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter), Franz Drameh (Jay Jackson) and Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/White Canary).
Production on the 15-episode first season will start in August, and the series will debut on the CW in January, Garber revealed to Broadway this past May.