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A report on Tuesday indicates that Shipp was probably not too far off during his Q&A session. To differentiate from TNT's Legends, it looks like the CW may be rolling with Legends of Tomorrow.
In the world of modern TV spinoffs, sometimes the name can be just as important as the subject matter involved. When it comes to the upcoming heroes-and-villains offspring of Arrow and The Flash, one unofficial name has joined another, as the latest rumored title for the star-studded spinoff appears to be Legends. Will that be the one that sticks?
The potential reveal comes from the star of both the modern Flash and the 1990s Flash, John Wesley Shipp, who gave an amusing and spirited Q&A at the Cape Comic Con 2015 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. What’s more, he doesn’t say it as if it’s a reveal, but almost too matter-of-factly. When asked about how deep into the Allen family storyline the show might go, Shipp says that producer Andrew Kreisberg & Co. have been planning everything out from every angle, which leads to this:
You guys know about Legends?…Firestorm…Victor Garber’s gonna be on it. Wentworth Miller. Captain Cold. They’re doing 13 episodes of that.
So, not only does he seemingly put Legends out there as the official title, he says that it’s already being planned for 13 episodes, which is a little more than half of the season orders for Arrow and The Flash have been. At this point, he’s the only one saying those things, so we’re taking it with a grain of salt.
The first tentative title the spinoff had was The Atom, which made it sound like the show was centered on Brandon Routh’s high-flying superhero, but Kreisberg soon shot that name down, saying it wasn’t real. Legends actually has ties to the DC Universe, though, as it was a major crossover event following the classic Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline in the mid-1980s. That one also had a slew of other heroes involved, so that would be a great hint at even more major comic characters hitting the small screen.
Something that might butt heads with the name Legends is the fact that TNT already has the Sean Bean-starring series of the same name, which will get its Season 2 later this year. Now, the producers could always choose to go with DC’s Legends or something like that, following in the footsteps of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Daredevil. But that’s still a little too close.
Shipp also seemed to confirm that CBS’ Supergirl would definitely crossover with the rest of The CW’s DC shows, something that has been talked about but not cemented. Check out the rest of Shipp’s Q&A in the video below.
So now we wait to see if anyone shoots Legends down immediately, or if it will perhaps last until production gets underway. Do you guys like that better than The Atom?