The Legends of Tomorrow segment of the “Crisis on Earth-X” Arrowverse fall crossover will bring a tear to your eye, executive producer Phil Klemmer has revealed. Legends of Tomorrow season 3 episode 8 will have the job of concluding the crossover, which is set to begin on Supergirl before continuing on Arrow and The Flash.
The “Crisis on Earth-X” event has been described by Arrow star Stephen Amell as a “four-hour movie”. The synopsis for the epic crossover was unveiled recently, making it clear that the wedding of Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen and Candice Patton’s Iris West will be the main focus of the event. These nuptials will attract some supervillains from a parallel dimension, with Caity Lotz’s Sara Lance and her team of Legends working with all of The CW's other superheroes to save Barry and Iris’ wedding from some evildoers who herald from Earth-X.
In conversation with THR, Phil Klemmer teased that “you’ll be most surprised that Legends is capable of making our audience cry. I thought last season really leaned into the comedy and that season three we tripled down on that.” He added this, reiterating his belief that the Legends section of “Crisis on Earth-X” is set to aggravate fans’ tear glands:
“There’s some ludicrous moments. Things get bananas, and yet in this crossover, we have this thing that happens that will honestly move you to tears. [It is] a testament to our actors that they can do this comedic, super rompy fun show that also has moments of genuine emotion.”
It remains to be seen where the emotionality of this Legends episode will sprout from. Perhaps it will have something to do with the fact that Victor Garber’s Martin Stein is leaving the show. Or maybe it will relate to the troubled romance between Nick Zano’s Nate and Maisie Richardson-Sellers’ Amaya. Or, of course, there’s always the possibility that the tear-jerking moment from the Legends portion of the crossover will come straight out of the left-field, without relating to any on-going storylines.
Whatever it is that ends up happening, it should be interesting to see whether Klemmer’s prediction is correct. Sceptical audience members might doubt that the comedic crew of the Waverider can handle hugely emotional material, but it should be fun to see them try. It’s refreshing that The CW’s superhero stable is trying some new things here, despite already being so massively successful.
Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays on The CW.