During the Legends of Tomorrow panel at the San Diego Comic Con, producers took the time to drop a few big bombs in regard to what we can expect to see in next years second season of the series. Having taken out big bad Vandal Savage, our favorite ragtag team of heroes and anti-heroes now get to go up against one of the most legendary threats in the DC Comics pantheon; the Legion of Doom.
In order to help them with their newest mission, it sounds like Rip Hunter and crew will be enlisting the help of the Justice Society of America, which we saw hinted at in last springs season finale. In addition to Hourman, as we saw in the finale, producers confirmed that they’ll also be bringing in Dr. Mid-Nite, Stargirl, and Obsidian into the fold. I’m assuming that these characters are going to fill the ranks of the LoT team members that opted out of further missions, but I still have high hopes that they’ll somehow pull the Connor Hawke version of Green Arrow onto the team. It seemed like a pretty good setup from last season introducing Hawke, not as the son of Oliver Queen, but instead as the son of John Diggle from an alternate future timeline. It would be great if they could go back and snatch him up as a new team member, but so far it sounds like they’re going in a different direction.
As for the Legion of Doom? Producers have confirmed that they’ll be bringing the worst of the worst CW villains to form the super villain team including the likes of Damian Darhk, Malcom Merlin, the Reverse Flash, and Captain Cold – whom we last saw sacrifice himself to save the rest of the LoT team. I’ll definitely be interested in how that will all play out, but the new season of LoT is still a long way off, but when it drops I’m guessing that it’s going to drop hard!
Comicbook.com reports that according to executive producer, Mark Guggenheim, “For season two of Legends, we decided that the perfect antagonist for TV’s first-ever team of Super Heroes would be TV’s first-ever team of Super-Villains, recruited from the ranks of Arrow and The Flash’s deadliest adversaries. Being huge fans of the Challenge of the Superfriends, we’ve come to call this group our ‘Legion of Doom.'”
So are you excited to see the Legion of Doom come to TV with this particular roster of villains? How do you feel about the JSA’s involvement with LoT? As always, theorize away in the comment section below!