Marc Guggengheim Opens Up on Four Way Crossover

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Mark Guggenheim, the co-creator and executive producer on Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, spoke with Slashfilm recently about what to expect from both the four way crossover event, as well as some interesting aspects on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

WHAT BRINGS THE FOUR SHOWS TOGETHER 

“It’s an external threat from outside the shows that will involve Supergirl coming over to Flash, then Arrow then Legends of Tomorrow,” Guggenheim said. “I don’t like to oversell. She is going to be coming over but we’re not going to do a full on Supergirl crossover episode. I don’t want to give you the wrong impression.”

HOW WILL THEY RESOLVE THE SEASON 1 CLIFFHANGER FOR LOT

“I think you’ll be surprised at the way we resolve or don’t resolve initially the cliffhanger from last year,” Guggenheim said. “We’re going to answer what that was all about with Patrick’s character in episode 2, but you’ll have to wait ’til episode two to find out what the encrypted message was all about. You’ll also see the part of the message you didn’t get to see.”

HOW THEY ARE GOING TO FOCUS ON CHARACTERS DIFFERENTLY THAN IN SEASON 1 OF LOT

“Last year we had eight characters and we felt a need to provide in every episode a storyline for every single character,” Guggenheim said. “We went away from that this year. It’s still obviously a team show. It’s still eight characters but now it’s like this episode we’re focusing on Ray and Sara. This episode we’re focusing on Jax and Rory. We’re not being as democratic about storyline as we were and that allows us to get deeper into characters and deeper into their emotional journeys for each episode. For us it’s very exciting because I think it’s brought new life to the show.”

HOW SEASON 2 WILL GO ABOUT A VERSUS SCENARIO FOR LOT & JSA 

“We’ve got a cool season long storyline planned with the JSA involving a very cool mystery, involving a big bad for the year,” Guggenheim said. “It’s all going to kick off with an epic battle between the Justice Society and the Legends. It’s required that every time there’s more than one superhero in any place at any given time, they have to fight. We’re honoring that rule and that tradition straight out of the gate.”

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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