The ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ are going even further back in time in Season Two. The clip for the new episodes show the crew of the Waverider journeying back to Marie Antoinette-era France and other exotic locales, allowing the gang to don some fun Renaissance Fair-esque costumes. If you dug the culture clash between these modern heroes attempting to adapt to life in the 50s or the old west, you should really enjoy these new exploits.
As Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) declares, this ragtag group of misfits must now attempt to replace the Time Masters– something they don’t seem at all capable of doing. Hell, they can barely keep from killing each other.
Pay close attention to the trailer because it offers the first look of Sarah Grey as Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl in action. Stargirl will appear as a member of the Justice Society of America. More on that in a moment.
Check out the trailer below:
As we know from the end of last season, Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée) departed to rediscover themselves while Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) appeared to die. That leaves only Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh), Sarah Lance/White Canary (Caity Lotz), Jefferson “Jax” Jackson/Firestorm (Franz Drameh) and Mick Rory/Heatwave (Dominic Purcell) to accompany Rip on his questionable mission.
They will be joined full-time by a new-but-old version of Vixen/Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Citizen Steel/Nate Heywood (Nick Zano). And they’ll need the help, as the Big Bad this season is one of The Flash’s most lethal foes, the Reverse-Flash/Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher).
Joining Stargirl in the JSA are Patrick J. Adams as Rex Tyler/Hourman, Lance Henrickson as Todd Rice/Obsidian and Matthew MacCaull as Henry Heywood/Commander Steel. (Dr. Mid-Nite will also appear but his casting has yet to be announced.) Also recurring will be ‘Arrow’ baddie Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk.
Set to appear in a more limited capacity are John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn and Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold. Katie Cassidy is also scheduled to appear.
As a bonus, executive producer Marc Guggenheim tweeted concept art depicting Richardson-Sellers as “Vixen Prime” the grandmother of the modern day Vixen, Marie Jiwe McCabe, played by Megalyn Echikunwoke on ‘Arrow’ last season. (Echikunwoke was busy filming the movie ‘Step Sisters’ but is expected to return as Vixen in later CW shows.)
Check out the design of the former version of Vixen below:
Costume design for Legends of Tomorrow’s VIXEN. @maisie_rs pic.twitter.com/QF35Tvfxo9
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) September 1, 2016
It appears ‘Arrow’ is getting back to its dark and gritty roots, this season. And ‘The Flash’ will be grappling with the somber effects of Barry changing history in the ‘Flashpoint’ storyline. In contrast, it looks like ‘Legends’ will remain the lighthearted romp it was last season.
How do things look so far? Are you excited to meet all these new heroes this year?