Phil Klemmer Talks Hawkman, The Atom vs Ant-man and Much More

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow show runner Phil Klemmer talks exclusively to DCLegendsTV.com, on Hawkman role in Legends, confirming that he’ll be a regular character on the series, talks on the romance that’ll take place with him and Hawkgirl, bringing The Atom to a weekly show after the Ant-man movie and much more.

DCLEGENDSTV’s CRAIG BYRNE: It has been announced that Hawkman is coming, and that Falk Hentschel will be playing him. Is it true that we will first see him on The Flash or Arrow?


PHIL KLEMMER:
Yes. He’s going to be in the crossover. I believe he first appears in  408.

Is Hawkman going to be a regular part of the show?

He is. He absolutely is.

Are there any challenges in bringing The Atom to weekly television when we just had an Ant-Man movie – and to make him different?

The only challenge is how expensive his costume costs, and the danger that we actually injure him doing stunts, because his costume actually costs not just more than a car — more than, like, your average American home — so the scariest thing about Atom is I’m thinking, like, “when do you use a digital double, and when do you use Brandon?” I mean, obviously Brandon is irreplaceable.

I loved Ant-Man and I love Paul Rudd, and I think he’s a hilarious guy, but to me, they’re just such different people — the fact that they share a crossover of powers… it also helped that I was thinking about Legends of Tomorrow before I ever saw Ant-Man. I mean, if I hadn’t started to write this first, I just never would have seen that, because you don’t want to be contaminated with another pre-existing idea.

To me, Ray is a billionaire do-gooder with a secret and Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) is like a wisecracking cat burglar. So aside from the fact that they shrink, I don’t see a whole lot of overlap.

To read the full interview head over to DCLegendsTV.com.

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  • jas

    I hope DC learns to get more of their lesser known characters on screen faster. An Atom movie would have been great. Hopefully Aquaman is just as awesome as Ant-Man and it lets DC present their competitive advantage.

    • Not sure what this means. Between this coming season of Flash, Arrow, and LOT, DC will have more major characters on screen than any other franchise.