‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ EP On Rip Hunter’s New Time Bureau

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In this season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the team will be setting out to fix all of the time anachronisms that they created over the previous season, but they will not be the only ones trying to repair time, as former Waverider captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) is back with a new team known as the Time Bureau.

While speaking to EW, executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke about the differences between the Legends and Rip’s Time Bureau:

“For us, it’s always been this consistent idea that these guys, as the saga sell says every week, they’re outcasts and misfits. We always approach the name Legends, both in terms of dialogue and in terms of the title, as ironic, because we always say, ‘They’re not heroes, they’re legends.’ They’re something a little left of center. So what the Time Bureau represents is the proper way to do things. We say this a lot in the premiere, the Time Bureau is the scalpel, whereas the Legends are the chainsaw. They fix time, but they’re not pretty about it and they break a lot of eggs on the way to their omelets, whereas the Time Bureau is much more proper and they turn sharp corners and they do it without all the consequential damage to property and time, but probably also with a lot less fun.”

The EP also explained that while the Time Masters (in Season 1) were all about controlling time, Rip’s Time Bureau is more about trying to follow the rules:

“Yeah. Well, they were founded by Rip, and he was always telling the Legends, ‘You’ve got to follow the rules. You got to be careful.’ The Time Bureau is his wish fulfillment. It’s like, ‘Finally!’ The Time Masters were kind of immoral, so the Time Bureau isn’t. They’re very law-abiding and moral. The Legends were screw-ups. The Time Bureau isn’t. They’re super-efficient and professional, so this is the best iteration that Rip could ask for.”

Finally, Guggenheim also explained the term “anachronisms” and how it differs from the “abberations” we’re used to seeing the Legends attempt to fix:

“The way we describe anachronisms is it’s people, places, and things that are displaced in time, which is different from aberrations, which was like something happened, it wasn’t supposed to happen, or something didn’t happen that was supposed to happen. We did that last year. This is people, places, and things that shouldn’t be where they are. I wouldn’t say that they’re harder or easier [to fix]. I would just say they are very different, because what makes the stories more interesting is it’s not just about whether or not Julius Cesar is removed from his time and you’ve got to put him back in the box, it’s what did he do when he was displaced that has screwed things up? So now there’s multiple problems to solve.”

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The Atom, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heatwave, Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson/Firestorm, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein, Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Citizen Steel, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen and Tala Ashe as hacker from the future Zari.

“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.”

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns for its third season on October 10th at 9/10c on The CW.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

10 Heroes We Want To See In ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Season 3

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**This article contains spoilers for the Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 finale.**

The Season 2 Finale for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (check out my review if you haven’t already) certainly left things off on an interesting note. But now’s the time to look to the future. It’s time to look ahead to Season 3.

Legends showrunner Phil Klemmer recently teased new characters appearing in Season 3. That’s what’s great about this type of show is the ability to regularly swap team members in and out. It helps keep the show fresh. As Klemmer puts it, in this show, “the only thing that has to remain is the Waverider.” The DC universe is packed with awesome characters that would be perfect for an appearance in Legends and this show provides the unique opportunity to introduce DC superheroes and villains from any place and any time. Whether it be the past, as was the case with recurring characters like Jonah Hex or the Justice Society of America, or the future, as we saw with Connor Hawke in Season 1, this show can make it work. So, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the characters that could possibly appear on Legends of Tomorrow Season 3.

First, though, a couple of disclaimers. Some of these characters are more likely to actually appear on the show than others, but all of them could work with a little creative writing. Some of these people might have appeared in the Arrowverse before, but not on Legends of Tomorrow (for the most part). Some might make more sense in a one-off appearance while some could work as potential new season-long team members. Finally, I didn’t include any of the characters that are already appearing in the DCEU films.

So, without further adieu, here are the 10 heroes we want to see in Legends of Tomorrow Season 3. Hit the next button below to begin!

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Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).