While most ComicBook.com readers know Victor Garber from his role on DC's Legends of Tomorrow as Professor Martin Stein, to the world at large, he's a beloved character actor with decades of TV and feature film work to his name -- probably most notably, his role in the mega-blockbuster Titanic.
When Arrow star Stephen Amell was asked who he was excited to work with on the recent four-show Invasion! crossover, he said that he had been excited to work with Garber, of whom he'd been a fan since he saw Titanic.
And when Jax -- the other half of Firestorm -- was introduced on The Flash, the character played by Franz Drameh responded to Stein's criticism of his music taste by offering something along the lines of "We have the Titanic soundtack in the back if that's better for you."
So now that he's on board the Waverider for Legends of Tomorrow's second season -- and it's a season that seems unafraid to directly address historical people and events more than it did last year (so far we've interacted with Albert Einstein, Ulysses S. Grant, King Louis XIII of France, and more), we figured it was time to ask: would Garber like to see Stein on board The Titanic?
"No, not at all. Write me off the Titanic," Garber told ComicBook.com during a recent interview. "I've been there, I don't want to go back."
To make it clear that his blunt answer wasn't sour grapes, he added, "I think that's a sacred territory; I don't think it would be wise to go there."
This season, beyond the willingness to engage with real-world history, the show has also expanded its scope; in the first season, almost all of the Waverider's time-travel was confined to the 20th Century, with a heavy focus on a few specific decades. This time around, with only half the season behind us, audiences have already seen the Old West, the Reagan White House, 16th Century France, the Civil War, and a tyrannosaurus rex.
"I kept thinking, 'Oh, now what?'" Garber said. "That's the fun of the show, and it continues. We've got some Al Capone days coming up and we've got some Nazi days. That's the fun of it for us as much as the audience."
DC's Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. The show's midseason finale airs tonight.0comments