The scope of DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 appears to be much broader in scope than its freshman outing.
The CW released the the synopsis for the upcoming sophomore season and in addition to new characters and a deeper introduction of the Justice Society of America, it seems one of the characters we've come to know a little will have gone missing.
The things that make you go hmmmm...
Below you can find the official Legends synopsis in its entirety:
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 RichardsonSellers), 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.
Earlier, we were treated to casting news about Nick Zano joining as Dr. Nate Heywood, but discovering exactly how he'll fit into the show is entirely new to me.
What is a bit concerning is how he appears to be a focal point.
Once again, a character we don't know could be taking up a lot of screen time and that didn't work out well at all for Hawkman and most especially Hawkgirl. The good news is the new character seemed comfortable in the season two video, and the good vibe is a great start.
It's also surprising to discover there will be an upcoming mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Rip Hunter.
He's a character we didn't get to know very well on DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1, so hopefully this will allow for some much needed bonding with Rip. And perhaps another visit to orphanage for time masters.
It would be terrible if all of those children were killed when the Legends defeated the Time Masters. Ouch.
Meeting up with the Justice Society of America in the 40s should be a lot of fun, and fingers crossed Canary will be a part of the team on the ground. She wears the clothing from every decade so well.
How do you think they'll find and pick up Amaya aka Vixen?
The things I'm most excited about are the temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. Why should all the new time travel shows popping up on air get to play with time while Legends doesn't?
Since they can go through time and visit so many different decades past and future, this could be oodles of fun. What about you? What excites you most? Any worries about the upcoming season? Hit the comments!
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