Superbros Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell in Legends of Tomorrow and Prison Break
It’s been six years since the cult series, Prison Break, finished its fourth season. And it appeared the leading stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell went on some kind of hiatus. Now fans of the enigmatic pair of soul brothers will be pleased to hear that the pair will they be reprising their roles as the Scofield brothers in a one-off 10 episode season next year.
The pair played brothers on the popular Fox show for four seasons from 2005-2009. Their story began with Wentworth Miller’s character getting purposely sent to prison with an elaborate plan to break out his brother, who was on death row.
Little was heard from the pair during their six year hiatus, although Wentworth Miller put pen to paper as a screenwriter for ‘xxx’ during that time. But now the appearance of the pair on the small screen comes in a succession of ‘threes’ as the pair recently starred in superhero series, ‘The Flash’ and are set to star in forthcoming superhero series, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ as well as Prison Break next year.
Viewers were introduced to the pair as bad guys, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold and Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave, in ‘Flash’. although not superheroes as such, Dominic Purcell told IGN that the two possess some superhero qualities.
“I’m not like Spider-Man or Superman but Mick Rory and Captain Cold are still just as fascinating, wise, and just as charismatic; just as interesting,” Dominic Purcell said. “And then the flame gun, I may as well be a superhero because the thing is like an atomic bomb.”
Heat Wave and Captain Cold “aren’t friends, but they do have a kind of intimacy and that’s been fun to explore,” Wentworth Miller added.
A twist in the tale to put the villainous duo into the mix of good-natured characters like The Atom and Dr. Martin Stein has been met by criticism by some comic book purists.
“First of all, when you’ve got Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell and you don’t use them, that’s, like, criminal. That’s really what’s criminal. Like, you’ve got to make use of those guys,” series executive producer, Marc Guggenheim said. “But also, it’s the virtue of having these X factors, these monkey wrenches in the works. It makes the whole situation very unpredictable.”
“And the show is so much richer for having these two guys in this group of superheroes,” added Guggenheim. “It’s almost like, if you did Avengers but you made Loki an Avenger. Can you imagine how much fun that would be? And that’s what it is. It gives you so much more story to tell. So you’ve got great actors, and you get a chance to use them in a way that is so interesting and so challenging.”
It didn’t come as a surprise to Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell when they learned that their characters would be part of a team that would save the planet from Vandal Savage.
“It’s not a total surprise to me that he is working with these good guys, or is prepared to work with these good guys,” Wentworth Miller told IGN. “He does have a heart, and I think we see that in the relationship with his sister [Lisa Snart/Golden Glider]. So it’s not out of the question that he might do something good for a change.”
Dominic Purcell also thinks that adding the pair to the group of heroes is sort of necessary. “You need the ying and the yang, the good and the bad to make it spark,” the actor said.
“Wentworth was the one who suggested me for (‘Legends’),” Purcell said. “The producers said, ‘Do you know anyone that’s kind of a force of nature? That’s rough, that’s edgy, that’s crazy?’ He said, ‘I’ve got just the guy.’ “
He described “Legends of Tomorrow” as “like ‘Avengers’ every week,” with heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe teaming up to save the world.
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