Saturday, September 22, 2007

More animated news from Wizard

Wizard Magazine has an interview with Legion series producer James Tucker and director Brandon Vietti. Some highlights:

  • "There will be episodes where it’s just Season 1 Superman and there’ll be episodes where it’s future Superman, and some episodes will have both of them."

  • "We really needed a big villain. And in the second season, doing Darkseid would’ve been too soon after “Justice League” for me because we just got through doing it in the last season. But I thought we needed someone like that. Someone with that potential and size too. ... I remembered Imperiex from the “Our Worlds at War” miniseries and I thought he had a visual I could play with. He’s pretty much a blank slate; I mean, nobody’s going to care if I change Imperiex around a little bit. But to do Darkseid this soon and you can’t do full on Darkseid for Kids’ WB, I don’t think? I’m not sure; we’ll see if we get to do that because that’s definitely on the plate for potential future seasons."

  • "Nemesis Kid is going to be joining the Legion. There will be an appearance of the White Witch. Also Karate Kid, Dawnstar, Invisible Kid and Chemical King. Some of these characters wont be getting speaking roles, they’ll just be Easter eggs."

  • "Ferro Lad is dead. He indeed did die."

  • The first season was inspired by the Silver Age, while season 2 was inspired by Jim Shooter’s 1960's work. If there is a third season, it may be inspired by Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen’s work.

  • " When we started the first season I couldn’t conceive of doing “Great Darkness Saga” in the format of the show then, innocent and young-skewing. We’re still young-skewing, but this second season we’re a little deeper into the storyline. The characters are more established and they’re a little older. I can see us doing “Great Darkness Saga” with this set of characters the way they are now. So yeah, definitely. People get upset when I say I reboot every season but that’s a trait from the Legion. You have to change things. So I’d like to move further along with it next season should that happen. And yeah, touch on some of the later runs of Legion and definitely the “Great Darkness Saga” if that’s possible."


Terence Chua said...

*spit take*

Reboot every season?!?

Michael said...

I think he's using a different version of "reboot". What we had between seasons 1 and 2 was more like a "Two Year Gap" (as between LSH v3 and v4) than a true reboot (as what happened at Zero Hour).

Matthew E said...

I think James Tucker should never be put in charge of the comic book.

Anonymous said...

It's obvious he meant "reboot" in the sense that we're entering a new chapter of the Legion's history each season rather than directly picking up moments later. :)

Terence Chua said...

I know what he meant, but to basically retool the format every season seems to me a bit extreme. Maybe I'm just being old-fashioned, but I'd rather hang around with a format and cast that works rather than rework it every year, especially when you're dealing with a very limited 13-episode season. That's why I'm approaching this with real trepidation. I hope I'm wrong.

Greybird said...

"Also Karate Kid, Dawnstar, Invisible Kid and Chemical King. Some of these characters wont be getting speaking roles, they’ll just be Easter eggs."

Damn, I knew I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up ...