We are fast approaching the premieres of all of the CW/DC television shows, and while every one of them promises some excitement, changes, and fun plot lines this season, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ continues to be the hardest one to figure out, due to to the bonkers nature of the show, and all of the possibilities, especially since we have already heard that this season will feature both the Justice Society of America and the Legion of Doom. Fortunately for us fans, there is some new information out there to help tide us over until the show returns in October.
While speaking to Collider during the recent TCA Summer Press Tour, executive Producer Marc Guggenheim spoke on the Season 1 finale and how it set up the events leading into Season 2, including the scenario where the Legends now have to be the police force protecting the timeline:
“We planted the seeds for this, at the end of last season, when in the season finale, Rip said, ‘The Time Masters are gone. Someone else needs to protect history.’ The Legends appointed themselves because we knew we wanted them to basically be acting as time cops. That’s fundamentally what they’re doing, and that structure, while loose, helps focus us.”
And as the team lost a few members during the fateful events ending Season 1, they need some fresh blood to fill out their ranks, hence why the show is adding a 1940’s version of Vixen to the main cast. Guggenheim comments on how being from the 1940’s gives Vixen a different point of view and also adds some levity to the cast as they fill her in on the modern tech:
“I think the thing that [Vixen] adds is her perspective as someone from the 1940s. She’s someone who is a lot more straight-laced, at first, than the rest of our Legends. The way we describe it is like someone from IBM going to work, in the early days, at Google and being like, ‘Why do I need to ride around on a bicycle? Where are the offices?’ She’s a humorous fish-out-of-water, but really, really tough, in her own right.”
As for the rest of the team, Guggenheim gives us a brief description of where everyone is at when Season 2 begins, based on how they left things at the end of the first season of the show:
“When we pick up with them, it’s six months later and they’ve been policing time for six months. Everyone is in a little bit of a different place. Sara has a secret agenda that relates to the death of her sister on Arrow last year. Rip is a little lighter. He’s no longer as burdened by the death of his wife and son. Ray is really enjoying being a time cop. He’s the one who aspires the most to be a hero, and he really likes this new gig that they have. Jax has come into his own, as the engineer and chief mechanic of the Waverider. He’s carved out a place for himself on the team that’s separate and apart from his relationship with Stein. Stein has become the theoretician of the team. And Rory is basically just trying to white-knuckle his way through the whole experience. He cannot, for the life of himself, figure out what he’s doing, as a member of a superhero team.”
Are you excited for ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ season 2? Or are you surprised it came back at all after the crazy, and somewhat disappointing first season? Share your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!
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