The first season of DC’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ was all about the quest to stop the “immortal” villain Vandal Savage from taking over the world at some point in the future, with the added complication that the only heroes able to do it were either Hawkman or Hawkgirl, as they received their powers at the same time as the villain (trust me, it was complicated). And with the season closing with (SPOILERS AHEAD!) Hawkgirl finally destroying Vandal Savage and then retiring with Hawkman, the question was left about where the show was going to go in the future. Fortunately, the last scene of the season had an appearance from Hourman, a member of the Justice Society of America in the future, coming to ask for the Legends help right after they made the decision to continue to patrol the timeline together. Therefore, it looks like the team will be the new keepers of the timeline, similar to what the time-masters used to be a, a thought echoed by the show’s producers. In Guggenheim’s own words:
“In many ways, the season finale of season 1 set up the new mission statement for season 2. Like Rip says at the end of the season finale, there basically are no more Time Masters. We basically have to be the Time Masters.”
For those excited for Hourman’s appearance, there is even more to be pumped about in season 2, as Guggenheim also confirmed that the appearance of Hourman is a precursor to seeing ALL of the Justice Society of America in the future, which could lead to some amazing heroes being seen on screen. And with the addition of Vixon (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Steel (Nick Zano), there will be more than enough Legends on the team to continue their mission, even with the loss of Hawkgirl, Hawkman and Captain Cold.
What are your thoughts on the new direction of ‘Legends of Tomorrow?’ Did you enjoy the first season enough to warrant a second g0-around? Share your opinions in the comments section below!
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