Without question, one of the most wonderful things about The CW and the Arrow-verse is the fact that obscure characters and storylines get more representation. Unlike the silver screen, television has become a place where campy and wacky ideas can thrive. No show epitomizes that idea more than DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and it seems that an upcoming episode will really double down on those it. In fact, Marc Guggenheim has just shared a photo from the Legends of Tomorrow writers' room, and it seemingly promises an adaptation of the Camelot 3000 storyline. Check it out below.
In what has almost become a ritual for the Arrow-verse Executive Producer, Marc Guggenheim recently tweeted out the front page of the script for Legends of Tomorrow's 12th episode. Keeping with the absolutely zany nature of the series, it appears that the title of this particular episode will be "Camelot/3000." For die-hard fans of the DC lore, this is incredibly exciting because it seemingly promises an adaptation of the 1982 Camelot 3000 comic book arc.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Camelot 3000 arc, it revolves around classic characters from the Arthurian legend who find themselves reincarnated in the year 3000. All of the major players appear, such as Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, and Lancelot, as the Knights of the Roundtable band together to face off against an alien invasion. The exact manner in which the Legends will factor into the story remains a total mystery, but that description alone seems right up their alley; even if the episode isn't a full-blown adaptation of Camelot 3000, the DNA of the story will likely be present.
I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge one very important storyline that this episode of Legends of Tomorrow could possibly provide: the introduction of Malcolm Merlyn as a member of the Legion of Doom. We've known for some time that he would eventually make an appearance on the series as a member of the villainous quartet, and there really seems to be no better place for him to pop up than a storyline that will likely reference King Arthur's Merlin.
This also raises plenty of questions regarding how Merlyn could actually make his debut in the episode. If the team really travels to the year 3000 and finds Merlyn waiting for them, it could possibly indicate that he finally managed to acquire eternal life (his ultimate goal through much of the series) when he recovered the ashes of Vandal Savage during last year's crossover. Anything is possible at this point.
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