Fans of The Flash might remember that, within moments of introducing Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, the young man who would eventually join Martin Stein in the Firestorm Matrix, the character would crack a joke about the movie Titanic.
In "The Fury of Firestorm," when Stein criticizes Jax's musical tastes, Jax replies that if Stein prefers Celine Dion, he's got a copy of the Titanic soundtrack in the back.
Of course, Broadway legend Victor Garber -- who plays Stein on The Flash and in the forthcoming DC's Legends of Tomorrow -- actually appeared in Titanic, lending the joke a little bite for fans who have been following the actor.
During a recent visit to the set of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, a group of reporters including myself talked with Garber and, when he was asked what periods in 20th Century history he might want to see his character visit, one reporter suggested -- again -- the sinking of The Titanic.
"Oh, I definitely don’t want to go back to the Titanic. Oof," Garber said, suggesting that his character hadn't had the best experience the first time. "No, I’m just intrigued by the imaginations of these writers, it’s so dynamic and challenging, and I’m looking forward to wherever we go, because we’re moving."
On a little more serious note, Garber said, "The ambition of this show is like nothing I’ve ever been a part of, you know, and I was on the Titanic! And that was pretty daunting too, but this is...I mean not that this is comparable, but in a way the production values of this show, I think when you see it, I think you’ll be impressed."
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 stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, 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,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).
Legends of Tomorrow premieres Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.