Legends of Tomorrow Showrunner Was Happy to Sit Out Crossover

Legends of Tomorrow showrunner Phil Klemmer says he’s happy to sit out this year’s big Arrowverse crossover, since the show’s fourth season only has 16 episodes to work with. This year’s crossover event is titled Elseworlds, and will take place across three episodes – one each from Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

The biggest selling point for Elseworlds, aside from seeing The CW’s various DC superheroes working together again, is the introduction of Batwoman. Played by Ruby Rose, the character will make her debut in Elseworlds before going on to star in her own show in 2019.

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While all that is happening, however, the Legends will be doing their own thing. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Klemmer confessed, “I was happy to have sit this year out just because we only have 16 and our run of episodes was so tight and integrated. It’s always a blast but it is a departure. I’m glad we got to do a straight run this year.” He also revealed that 2019’s crossover is already in development and there’s a “loose shape for it.” Whether or not the Legends will be a part of next year’s crossover is currently unknown, but Klemmer says, “We’re on standby.”

Season 4 of Legends of Tomorrow will have a new lineup of superheroes, with Rip Hunter and Kid Flash exiting the show and Matt Ryan’s John Constantine joining as a series regular. However, the supernatural detective won’t be a part of the team right away. Klemmer explains that the writers wanted to build up some mystery around the character first: “That’s something for the audience to have to unravel: What happened to Constantine during the offseason and why has he changed?

The next season of Legends of Tomorrow will stick to a monster-of-the-week format, with the Legends investigating various magical creatures and discovering that the legends about them aren’t quite accurate. Moreover, the team’s attempts to figure out to do with these creatures will raise some thorny ethical issues, which Klemmer says made the show “much darker“:

“With magical creatures, you’re asking big questions like do they belong in our world? Is this really our world to police? We spent a ridiculous amount of time debating morality for a show that’s a time-traveling action comedy. Is it fair to put a Minotaur in a cage at the Time Bureau? None of these things exist, but we’re asking if a Minotaur has a soul and conscience.”

While the Arrowverse crossovers can be a lot of fun, they also require getting all of the various DC superheroes together in one place, and can arguably be a distraction from the main series arc. From the sounds of it, the Legends have quite a lot on their plate already. Including a Minotaur.

More: Elseworlds: Everything You Need To Know About The Arrowverse Crossover

Legends of Tomorrow season 4 will premiere October 22, 2018, on The CW.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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2018-09-30 04:09:26 – Hannah Shaw-Williams

Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik Not Happy About Show Ending

It’s been less than a day since it was announced that The Big Bang Theory will come to an end after its upcoming 12th season, and not everyone is happy with the news, specifically star Mayim Bialik. The hit CBS sitcom will end its 12-season run as the longest-running multi-cam sitcom in TV history, but given how strong the ratings still are (14 million viewers per episode last season), and the fact that there is already a successful spin-off (Sheldon), some may wonder why the end is coming now. There are already rumors circulating about why the show is ending now, and while those may or may not be true, they will not change the fact that the end is near.

Shortly after the official announcement was made, a rumor surfaced that claimed the show is ending because series star Jim Parsons refused to return. CBS was reportedly trying to negotiate a deal with the show’s primary stars – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg – where each of them could have earned upwards of $50 million for two more seasons of the show, earning $1 million per episode plus other profits. Parsons reportedly wouldn’t agree to those terms, which lead to the decision to end The Big Bang Theory after the upcoming 12th season. Still, that report has yet to be confirmed, and neither Parsons nor his reps have commented on that report.

Related: CBS Having Discussions About The Big Bang Theory Season 13 

Bialik took to her website Grok Nation to address the show coming to an end, and she’s not too pleased about it. The actress started her blog post by revealing that yesterday was a big day, because she received an undeserved parking ticket, had an intense therapy session, her son tried soccer for the first time, and she also found out that she would be out of a job after this season. Here’s an excerpt from her full blog post below, where she doesn’t pull any punches about The Big Bang Theory going off the air.

“Am I happy? Of course not. This has been my job since Melissa Rauch and I joined the cast as regulars in season 4. I love my job. I love my castmates, and I feel such appreciation for our incredible crew, our brave writers, our entire staff, and our amazing fans. So many people are a part of our Big Bang family. This is hard. I love coming to work and pretending to be Amy. She’s a riot. She’s me, and I am her. And soon she will not be mine to create.”

Bialik didn’t address the rumors that Parsons may or may not be responsible for the show coming to an end, but she did add that the show coming to an end is “very sad,” and that she thinks it will be difficult “not to cry every day for the next 23 episodes.” Bialik’s blog post also comes after Cuoco addressed the show’s ending in an Instagram post, while also sharing a new photo of the cast. The final season is slated to debut Monday, September 24 (before moving to its regular Thursday time slot on September 27), and it was also revealed at Comic-Con that season 12 will feature a connection to the Sheldon spinoff.

It’s certainly understandable that Bialik would be upset about The Big Bang Theory going off the air, especially since the viewership is still quite strong. Bialik doesn’t exactly have the same big-money deal in place like the five main stars do, and while it remains to be seen what the future holds for the actress, she does seem optimistic and thankful for the opportunity to star in the biggest comedy series in America.

More: Macaulay Culkin Explains Why He Turned Down a Starring Role on The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory season 12 premieres on Monday, September 24 on CBS.

Source: Grok Nation

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