The CW network doesn’t have one, it has four reasons for you to be excited about superheroes this fall. Arrow, The Flash, the newly added Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. The comic book landscape that has been created by Greg Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and others over at the CW Network has stretched from Star City to Ancient Egypt, all the way into outer space. Each show paints it’s unique corner of the DC Comics universe on TV and Legends of Tomorrow was a successful addition to the CW slate last year.
Next season, Legends of Tomorrow will return for its second season and the ragtag team of heroes (and anti-heroes) will be facing a whole new villain and set of challenges. They lost some members of the team including Captain Cold, Hawkgirl, and Hawkman, but they will be getting a powerful reserve in new teammate, Vixen. As well as with the Justice Society of America, who they will meet as well. One of the focuses of the second season, will be for the Legends to become alternate versions of the Time Masters, by taking it upon themselves to correct the timeline. Last season saw the team travel back to the sterile 1950’s and even to the Old West, where they met Jonah Hex. It appears that their time-traveling meetups won’t end in the upcoming season either.
In fact, we have gotten word that the Legends of Tomorrow could be heading back to the Civil War era during an episode of the second season. Our sources have indicated that casting is underway and while story details are under wraps, we can share a key historical character that will be guest starring on the show.
Casting is currently underway for Civil War legend Ulysses S. Grant for an upcoming episode and the character was described to us.
Ulysses S. Grant – Male, 40’s, Civil War era. A Civil War Army General who is headstrong, tough with an element of recklessness. Passionate for his cause and willing to sacrifice it all for the North.
If they are having an adventure during the Civil War, Grant would certainly be one of the most famous faces around. Not only was he one of the most iconic army generals ever, he also went on to become president a few decades later. While we don’t have plot specifics on the episode, it’s hard to imagine that he won’t team up with at least one Legend during the course of the episode. Plus, it’s easy to see Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) or Atom (Brandon Routh) being fascinated by the opportunity to pick the tactical mind from the past.
There is also casting call out for southern plantation owner who is a cutthroat businessman. Time travel is not necessarily equal for all people. So it’s even more interesting to think how Jax and Vixen will handle being in such a lethal time for people of color in America.
While this certainly isn’t the most exciting discovery about the second season of Legends of Tomorrow, it does give a small glimpse of the scope. Last year, there were a slew of DC Comics’ Easter eggs and connections and it seems that there will be an even bigger opportunity for fun this season. They will have an updated roster and a four-series crossover on the horizon, so the show’s popularity should continue to climb along with the edges of the DC universe on TV.
After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the corrupt Time Masters who colluded with him, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action upon making a shocking discovery – the Legends are scattered throughout time. Nate must find a way to rescue season one’s beloved team of heroes and rogues, including billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), aka Heat Wave, a career criminal. When the Legends encounter the J.S.A (the Justice Society of America, the precursor to DC’s Justice League) in the 1940s, Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), aka Vixen, joins the team. While the team reunites, a mystery looms – the fate of former captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).
Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. When Nate, the grandson of J.S.A. member Commander Steel, unexpectedly finds himself with powers, he must overcome his own insecurities and find the hero within himself. Ultimately, the Legends will clash with foes both past and present, to save the world from a mysterious new threat.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 will premiere on Thursday, October 13th.
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