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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Source: Entertainment Weekly