DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Showrunner Talks Hawkman, Booster Gold and Much More

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow showrunner Phil Klemmer and executive producer Marc Guggenheim, spoke with The Hollywood Report at San Diego Comic Con and confirmed a few things regarding the first season of The CW television series.

They spoke on the tone for the show, on Hawkman’s debut being on Arrow and The Flash first, before appearing on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the rules of time travel, Booster Gold appearance and much more.

What is the show’s tone?
“The show will contain elements of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis’ Justice League International run.” Guggenheim told THR. That’s probably a reference to the show’s tone, as Giffen and DeMatteis’ run is considered more comedic than grim. Klemmer compared the show to Ocean’s Eleven or Dirty Dozen. However, he also said the show would eventually introduce darker elements like betrayal and characters being tempted by the dark side.

Hawkman will be more than 5,000 years old.
Hawkman will make his debut on The Flash and Arrow before making his way into Legends of Tomorrow. In the comics, Hawkman’s real name is Carter Hall and like Hawkgirl, has been reincarnated through the centuries. The producers said Hawkman will be 5,000 years old and will retain his memories of his past lives, whereas Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee) will not. Guggenheim wouldn’t reveal if Hawkgirl would be an alien from the planet Thanagar as she is in the comics, but he did say, “You’ll get a clear picture of what her origin story is and you’ll actually get a chance to see it. Fans of the comics will recognize an awful lot. It’s probably one of the more faithful origins that we’ve told.”

Booster Gold won’t appear in season one.
In comic book lore, DC fan favorite Booster Gold is Rip Hunter’s father. Booster is one of two notable characters from the 25th century, the other being Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) aka the Reverse-Flash. “I wish I could tease a Booster thing but, you might have to wait a good long while at least on our show,” said Klemmer. “Perhaps Booster is being groomed for bigger things.” Could that mean he’s being saved for a DC/Warner Bros. movie?

To read the full interview head over to The Hollywood Report.

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