Today was a LEGENDARY day for Season 2 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as the cast and crew rocked Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic-Con with several exciting news for the upcoming season. First up, we finally now know who will be the new big bad for our Legends as the show is bringing in the Legion of Doom! But who will be on that team?
Well if you watch both The Flash and Arrow, you will recognize these names in a heartbeat: Matt Letscher will be joining the show as a series regular as he reprises the role of Eobard Thawne a.k.a. the Reverse-Flash! We’ll also see Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk, but from the past as we did see him die in the Season 4 finale of Arrow. Speaking of Arrow, we now also know what John Barrowman will be up to on this show through his new contract, as Malcolm Merlyn is also another member of the Legion of Doom. But we have one more member and this might break some Captain Canary fans as Wentworth Miller, who we have known for a long time will be a recurring guest star in Season 2, will be returning as Captain Cold on this team, meaning that the former villain-turned-hero, is somehow going to be joining the dark side again, probably through time travel.
They also announced that Johnathon Schaech will be returning as Jonah Hex, but they wouldn’t say how much we will be seeing him in Season 2. However, we will also be seeing some new faces as the Justice Society of America enters the DC TV Universe. The producers revealed that alongside Patrick Adams’ Hourman, we will be meeting Star Girl, Obsidian, Commander Steel and Dr. Mid-Nite! We also know that Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood will also be tied-in as in the comic books, he is the superhero Citizen Steel. While it hasn’t been 100% clarified, it seems that Maise Richardson-Sellers’s Amaya Jiwe a.k.a. Vixen will also somehow be part of the JSA.
Check out the full press release and let us know in the comments below if you are excited for the new season with all of this goodness! Don’t forget to check out the brand new teaser trailer that also came out!
“NEW HEROES AND VILLAINS ON BOARD FOR SEASON TWO OF DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
With the Help of the Justice Society of America, the Legends of Tomorrow Face Off Against the Legion of Doom
BURBANK, Calif. — Warner Bros. Television’s Super Hero team-up series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Thursdays 8/7c The CW) is amping up the firepower for season two by enlisting both a league and a legion of new characters to join the legendary crew of the Waverider as they embark on a new mission for the upcoming season. While some faces may be familiar to viewers of The CW’s DC Universe, others hail from the DC Universe of comics.
In the season one finale, the legendary heroes encountered Rex Tyler aka Hourman (played by Patrick J. Adams – Suits) who issued a dire warning. It was to be their first encounter with a member of the Justice Society of America. During a Comic-Con 2016 panel on Saturday, July 23, the show’s executive producers and cast revealed that some of Tyler’s fellow JSA members would soon be making an appearance on the series. Some familiar faces to fans are the yet-to-be-cast roles of Obsidian, Stargirl and Dr. Mid-Nite.
And yet, for every force of good in the DC Universe, there stands in opposition a force of darkness. With the introduction of new heroes, the producers also announced that the Legends of Tomorrow would also be facing off against TV’s first-ever team of Super-Villains: the Legion of Doom, who fans will recognize as Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher) and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller).
Matt Letscher, who played the Reverse-Flash/Eobard Thawne on The Flash, will join DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular. Deals with Wentworth Miller and John Barrowman were announced earlier this summer, allowing their characters to appear across multiple shows, and Neal McDonough’s Damien Darhk character will now have a recurring role on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Legends executive producer Marc Guggenheim said, “For season two of Legends, we decided that the perfect antagonist for TV’s first-ever team of Super Heroes would be TV’s first-ever team of Super-Villains, recruited from the ranks of Arrow and The Flash’s deadliest adversaries. Being huge fans of the Challenge of the Superfriends, we’ve come to call this group our ‘Legion of Doom.’”
Based on the characters from DC, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series returns for season two on Thursday, October 13, at 8/7c on The CW.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 is set to premiere this fall on Thursday, October 13, at 8/7c on The CW.