It wasn't just the Titanic joke on the end of this years' DC's Legends of Tomorrow Comic Con trailer that might have brought some memories flooding back to Victor Garber, the actor who delivered the joke and plays Dr. Martin Stein on the series -- he will be appearing in an upcoming episode with Billy Zane, who played Titanic's villain, as well.
Garber appeared in Titanic as Thomas Andrews, the head designer on the RMS Titanic, who perished in when the craft sank.
“It was great — it was so much fun,” Garber told ComicBook.com during an interview at Comic Con last week. “I actually only knew he was doing it when I walked up to the production office and saw the cast photos on the wall and was going one by one, wondering if I knew anybody form this episode — and there he was, and I was thrilled to see him!”
In an episode of The Flash, The CW's superhero universe had already acknowledged Garber's Titanic role with a joke about Celine Dion music -- she had a chart-topping hit with the movie's "My Heart Will Go On" -- and Garber has frequently been asked by fans and the press about the possibility of time-traveling to the Titanic, which he says he would not want to do.
After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time travelling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together.
We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm. Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.
Based on the characters from DC, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Trollhunters,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”), Phil Klemmer (“The Tomorrow People,” “Chuck”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”)
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