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Legends of Tomorrow cast gets in on the superhero mash-up

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Nov 28, 2017

Nothing kills a wedding more than a squad of Nazi goons and evil doppelgangers. The Earth-X invaders interrupted right in the middle of Barry Allen and Iris West's vows. Savage brawls erupted. Turns out Earth-X's bad Supergirl is dying, and only a heart transplant from an unwilling donor, good Kara, will save her.

Monday night's first two hours of the CW crossover, Crisis on Earth-X, culminated with many of the heroes defeated. They woke up wearing power-dampening devices and trapped on Earth-X in concentration camps. However, there's still hope…

It seems the wedding invitations for Legends of Tomorrow members Ray, Nate, Zari and Amaya got lost in the mail. All were notably absent for the ceremony, which means it's the time-traveling cavalry to the rescue.

On the Legends of Tomorrow set in Vancouver, the cast recently spoke to the press about who their characters interact with in the massive four-part event, which continues tonight.

"It's always great to work with Emily [Bett Rickards]," Brandon Routh said. "We never get enough to do together since our time in Arrow. I have a limited adventure in the crossover, but I do get to work with a few people where we had a good time.

"The best thing that we got to do was the big gathering of everyone here in our world, on the Waverider, which was pretty awesome to have all of those superheroes together," he added. "It was a really unique and fun thing, which I think the audience will like as well."

Caity Lotz downplayed a partying Sara's one-night stand with a drunken Alex.

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"I like this crossover better than last year's crossover because there is a lot more human things in it," Lotz explained. "It is still pretty huge. It is still pretty fantastical. But, it is more grounded in the characters a bit and then, also, kind of what comes out of the characters carries along a little bit more. It is not as open and shut."

Only Mick Rory revels in all the chaos going on. In addition, he seizes the opportunity to hit on his polar opposite.

"He's just having a blast, having a lot of fun," Dominic Purcell acknowledged. "Rory has the hots for Killer Frost. Rory has a thing for Killer Frost, yes. So, he's had a crush on her for quite some time. Whether or not that will develop into anything, I doubt it, because I'm not sure if Rory can be tamed at this point."

Amaya also joins the fray in the second half of the crossover.

"It was amazing," Maisie Richardson-Sellers recalled. "It was great, because it finished on Legends again this year, which is great, so we've had all of the fun scenes. Just bigger. Way bigger than last year. I remember doing a scene where there's 25 superheroes lined up on the bridge, everyone in full costume. Again, there are battles with all of us, so it was very cohesive. You really feel the scale of it this year, and this year one thing they did beautifully is there's lots of personal relationships woven into it as well. So, it's not just one big fight; you also get to know certain characters a lot deeper, and there's some love in it, and there's some loss in it. It's a very emotional journey as well as spectacular.

"I remember I had some great times with Killer Frost, which was awesome," concluded Richardson-Sellers. "That's a character that I'd want to know more about, more about her backstory. And again, a kind of anti-hero. So, the more people like this Amaya meets, the more she actually learns from them and expands her understanding and relaxes a bit, and just enjoys being a superhero as well as having to save the world every day."

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