The previous episode of Legends of Tomorrow marked a momentous victory for the team of heroes as they successfully obtained the final piece of the Spear of Destiny, a device with the ability to change reality. However, with that ability comes the question of whether or not even the Legends can be trusted with power of that magnitude. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series star Maisie Richardson-Sellers and executive producer Marc Guggenheim addressed the issue and why the story presented the perfect opportunity to feature Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien on the series.
Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who plays Vixen, discussed the danger inherent in wielding the Spear of Destiny.
“That’s the big question. There’s a reason why Rip (Arthur Darvill) tried to destroy it in the first place — he doesn’t think anyone can handle the power of the Spear. Whoever gets it now has the question of, are we going to use it to change reality even if it’s the one thing we shouldn’t do?”
Guggenheim discussed how the story was perfectly suited to introduce J.R.R. Tolkien as a character on the show.
“When we were talking about doing an episode about destroying the Spear of Destiny, destroying this magical MacGuffin of unlimited power, it seemed to be a perfect parallel with Tolkien and our World War I Middle Earth send up.”
Guggenheim elaborated on how the timing of the story aligned with their initial idea for the episode.
“It was just one of those circumstances where this idea that we had six months earlier just aligned perfectly with the story we were breaking.”
The official description for the episode titled “Fellowship Of The Spear” reads:
“Fellowship of the Spear” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)
IT’S WAR — The Legends must devise a plan to retrieve the last remaining fragments of the Spear of Destiny from the Legion of Doom. They find themselves in France at the height of World War I faced with the knowledge that they must destroy the mystical object. They enlist the help of a soldier by the name of John Ronald Reuel Tolkin (guest star Jack Turner) and find that the Spear is leading them into the heart of the war. Meanwhile, the team must all resist the temptation of the Spear, and the return of a former teammate. Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Ben Bray directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Matthew Maala (#215). Original airdate 3/21/2017.
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs on Tuesday at 9:00 pm ET on The CW. Be sure to check back with Heroic Hollywood after each episode for weekly reviews!
Source: Entertainment Weekly
New ‘Arrow’ Collectible Statue Unveiled By Kotobukiya
For those who love to collect well-detailed statues featuring your favorite comic book heroes, Kotobukiya has something especially for fans of the hit CW series Arrow. A brand new statue featuring Oliver Queen as portrayed by Stephen Amell has been unveiled as part of Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ line.
Any major DC fan/collector is definitely going to have their eyes on this new figure to add to their collection. The attention-to-detail put into this statue is incredible, and would definitely stand out among other towering DC statues. Kotobukiya unveiled some specs in regards to this new ARTFX+ statue:
- This beautifully sculpted 1/10 scale statue features accurate costume details and character likenesses, as if the character jumped straight off the TV screen.
- Includes an alternate set of arm parts to allow for display in two different poses, holding his bow at his side or placing an arrow on the string in preparation to fight those who have failed his city.
- Magnets in the feet provide extra stability on the included base.
Here is the synopsis for the next episode of Arrow:
OLIVER CALLS ON THE BRATVA FOR HELP — Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are shocked by Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus (Josh Segurra). Concerned the Bratva may overstep, Diggle has a hard conversation with Oliver about what happens if things go south. Meanwhile, Felicity learns something shocking at Helix. J.J. Makaro directed the episode written by Rebecca Bellotto (#518). Original airdate 3/29/2017.”
Arrow airs on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 5 for our weekly reviews. Meanwhile, you can take a more detailed look at this incredible new statue by starting the gallery.