One of the biggest concerns Executive Producer Phil Klemmer has with Legends of Tomorrow is the pricey costume Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) wears when Ray Palmer becomes The Atom, which based on his comparison would put the price tag up around $189K.
"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," Klemmer told the website dclegendstv.com. 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."
As seen in the Legends of Tomorrow trailer, Palmer figured out how to add a shrinking ability to his suit like Ant-Man. Comparisons will be made between the diminutive superheroes, but Klemmer thinks the characters are different enough not be concerned.
"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," Klemmer said. "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."
Legends Of Tomorrow - When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will debut midseason on The CW.