When it premiered, The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow had so much potential as a team-up of favorites from other CW series. But though it had a very fun start, things fizzled out after the main villain, Vandal Savage, turned out to be toothless and boring, and the cast’s chemistry never quite gelled. But, when Season 1 closed by introducing Rex Tyler, a.k.a. Hourman (played by Suits’ Patrick J. Adams), things started looking up. With the hawks out of the way and Vandal defeated, what might Season 2 look like?
At San Diego Comic Con, the panel for Legends of Tomorrow revealed that the show’s villain problem is being solved by bringing in not just one great villain, but a whole team — the Legion of Doom. Its members will include Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher, who played the original Eobard Thawne on The Flash, before he took over Harrison Wells 1.0’s body) and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller). That is something to celebrate!
Having a group of heroes fighting was fun, but having a group of super-villains is much more interesting, especially since we already have a group of heroes fighting elsewhere (The Flash, Arrow, and now Supergirl). Having the Legion squaring off against the Justice Society is a pretty interesting set up for Season 2, and potentially a lot more compelling than a what Season 1 tried to do.
Speaking of the good guys, Hourman will be joined by Justice Society members Obsidian, Stargirl and Dr. Mid-Nite, who have yet to be cast. Those are some serious deep dives, but regardless, hopefully they will bring some new energy to the crew of the Waverider.
In a statement released today,
Legends executive producer Marc Guggenheim said, “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.’”
Bring it on, and honestly, I hope they take over the show!
Legends of Tomorrow returns Thursday, October 13th on The CW