While we did see Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) leaving the Waverider in the Season 2 finale of Legends of Tomorrow, Rip will still have a large part to play in Season 3. Season 2 featured Rip as evil for a short amount of time and while he won’t be going bad again for Season 3, the Legends will definitely have him as an opponent this time around.
When the Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 synopsis was released from The CW a couple of weeks ago, it revealed that Rip will be forming his own group of time travelers called the Time Bureau. This group will come to butt heads with the Legends when they question some of their methods of protecting the timeline. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner and executive producer Marc Guggenheim was asked about Rip’s new role.
Guggenheim stressed that Rip and the Legends still have the same goal, but will simply have different methods. He described Rip’s role similarly to Ronny Cox’s character in the Beverly Hills Cop films.
“In season 2, he was turned evil. This is not Evil Rip. We’re not making Rip a bad guy or that kind of villain, rather this is Rip as… the Ronny Cox in Beverly Hills Cop to our Eddie Murphy. He’s the guy who’s trying to do things the proper way, follow the rules, get things done with a certain level of efficiency, and here come our Legends of Tomorrow, who go about things a bit more unorthodox.”
Season 3 of the DC series will start production in Vancouver, Canada this summer along with Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl for their new seasons. In other Legends of Tomorrow news, Tala Ashe has joined the series as a series regular in the role of Zari Adrianna Tomaz a.k.a. DC Comics’ Isis. Billy Zane (Titanic) is set to appear in one episode of the new season as P.T. Barnum.
“After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time travelling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm. 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 Season 3 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 at 9/8c on The CW.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.