Tonight on Legends of Tomorrow, we’ll be learning a lot more about the show’s Season 2 villains in an episode appropriately titled ‘Legion of Doom.’ In a new interview, one member of that brigade, actor Matt Letscher, revealed some fresh details on his character’s motivations.
The big MacGuffin this season has been the Spear of Destiny, an object that Letscher’s character, Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash, wants very badly. “I can tell you that we find out what Eobard Thawne wants with the Spear in this upcoming episode,” says Letscher. “Yeah, I can’t tell you much more specifically, but I will say that a lot of what the episode deals with is just how well the Legion of Doom is working together — or how well they’re not working together, I should say — and it sort of helps sort out the relationships and how they’re going to move forward from this point. A lot of that has to do with why Eobard needs the Spear of Destiny so badly.”
Tension in the Legion
Not only will the audience learn Thawne’s motivations, it seems Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) will be gaining some new perspective, as well. “The larger piece of the episode is Darhk and Merlyn discovering what it is that’s driving Eobard, because he’s kind of been hiding that information from them,” says Letscher. “It reaches a boiling point in this episode, you know? So there’s kind of a major reveal in terms of what’s motivating Eobard.”
“It is definitely the same guy, and what he’s doing in the Legends-verse is very much tied to what has happened to him in the Flash-verse.”
One big question mark regarding Reverse Flash is what he was up to between escaping Flashpoint on The Flash and his appearance on Legends of Tomorrow. “It is definitely the same guy, and what he’s doing in the Legends-verse is very much tied to what has happened to him in the Flash-verse,” Letscher says. “A lot of those threads are pulled together in this episode.”
Interestingly enough, although Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and Eobard Thawne hail from similar timeframes, Letscher isn’t sure if the two are actually familiar with one another. “I don’t have any definitive information when it comes to that, but I will say it strikes me that Eobard always speaks of Rip Hunter with great respect over the course of the series. That may be some sort of hint as to, if not a personal relationship, at least some foreknowledge of Eobard’s part about the type of person Rip is and the time that he’s from.”
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