John Noble Will Soon Appear On Legends Of Tomorrow In An Unexpected Way


If you’ve been following Legends of Tomorrow this season, then you’re probably aware of how the current big bad, Mallus, is voiced by the incomparable John Noble. Having already lent his pipes to other DC characters in a variety of media – Superman: Unbound‘s Brainiac and Batman: Arkham Knight‘s Scarecrow immediately spring to mind – odds are that you’ve acquainted yourself with him at some point.

But when it comes to the demon Mallus, it’s been said that he’ll be a creation of CGI when we finally see him, perhaps hinting at a truly grotesque visage. Still, that doesn’t mean a physical appearance to be made by Noble is an impossibility, as executive producer Marc Guggenheim had this to offer in a recent discussion with Entertainment Weekly:

“We figured out a very Legends-like way to actually get John Noble the actor into the show. We’re very excited that John Noble will be making a live action appearance on Legends. He’s been voicing our third season’s big bad, Mallus, but he won’t be appearing as the time demon. He’ll actually be appearing as himself. It makes total sense in a Legends-y kind of way.”

Considering that some effects are put on Noble’s voice when he’s in the role of Mallus, it’s still possible to separate the two entities. It’s just the matter of doing so that remains to be seen.

If we were to hazard a guess, one may look toward one of Noble’s past works, that being the cult favorite science fiction series Fringe. One could argue that characters like Ray Palmer and Nate Heywood probably dug that show, so maybe there’s a reason why they’ll meet up with Noble himself. And even though it aired on Fox, it was produced by Warner Bros., so talking about it shouldn’t be off limits.

Legends of Tomorrow airs on Monday nights on The CW.