After terrorizing the heroes on Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow for multiple seasons, the Legion of Doom went (or were displaced in time) their own separate ways. But if the actors had their way, they'd have their own series.
While speaking with Discussing Film, Reverse-Flash actor Matt Letscher revealed that they pitched a comedy series based on the group of villains, following their exploits in the second season of Legends of Tomorrow.
"It was a lot of fun," said Letscher. "I had a great time with those guys. And you can tell they’re having fun, too. It’s definitely one of those sets that was really easy to work on, everybody was such a pro. We pitched – multiple times — we pitched a half-hour sitcom version of the Legion of Doom to the powers that be at CW and nobody’s bitten yet, but I still think there’s a possibility."
Whether Letscher was being facetious or genuine, who knows. But a Legion of Doom sitcom, with a laugh track and multiple cameras on a fixed set, would be AMAZING.
Imagine it: Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) as the smarmy and flirtatious bachelor, Eobard Thawne as the uptight rule follower, Malcom Merlyn (John Barrowman) as the successful-yet-unhappy corporate exec, and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) as, well, Captain Cold, all living in a house together, trying to plot their next world-ending scheme but being held up by the idiosyncrasies of everyday life.
The show practically writes itself.
Of course, something like this — despite how amazing the concept is — is unlikely ever to get picked up. Warner Bros. already attempted a DC Comics-based sitcom with Powerless and it was a dud, getting canceled before its first season ended.
And yet, they didn't have a cast with as much chemistry as the Legion of Doom.
There's a reason why The CW's superhero shows continue bringing these actors back for more appearances, and it's because of how awesome they are whenever they're on screen. Putting them together is television magic. But flipping typical superhero expectations and forcing them into a mid-sized townhouse in San Francisco would be both asinine and hilarious.
Let's hope those corporate fat cats at Warner Bros. realize the goldmine they're sitting on, and greenlight this Legion of Doom sitcom sooner than later.
Two parts of the villainous superteam can be seen on Legends of Tomorrow, returning to The CW on this Monday, February 12th.
(h/t via SyFy)