In Legends of Tomorrow season 2, the Justice Society of America (set in the 1940s) is joining forces with the time-hopping team, promising to give fans a more cohesive plot and interesting new characters with an entirely “rebuilt” show. With two very different superhero teams working together to defeat TV’s first supervillain team, The Legion of Doom, fans of the show can expect a nostalgic time-traveling action adventure.
Among the many Justice Society of America members, we will be seeing Sarah Gray as junior member Stargirl, Matthew MacCaull as the World War II version of Commander Steel, Nick Zano as Hank Heywood’s grandson Citizen Steel, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as a new version of Vixen, as well as Obsidian and Dr. Mid-Nite who have yet to be cast. And we can’t forget about Rex Tyler, aka Hourman (Patrick J. Adams) who showed up in a copy of their time ship with a serious warning in the season 1 finale.
Because the JSA was originally formed the 1940s, we can expect Legends to hop on the Waverider and travel back in time to the Golden Age to meet the new crew, which may end up causing some serious culture shock. Since the announcement of the overarching JSA storyline, fans have been intrigued as to how the series will pull off this ambitious endeavor. Creator, Marc Guggenheim recently teased us with the official JSA logo which is gleaming with ’40s nostalgia. Now, he has shared the first image of the Justice Society of America headquarters.
This has me giddy... pic.twitter.com/7SDwmpBOm8— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) August 8, 2016
The dark-stained table, green-vinyl chairs, and glass-front bookcases full of knick-knacks are reminiscent of what we would now see in an antique store. The new JSA headquarters certainly looks like it fits perfectly within the 1940s timeline. Now, we’d love to see the new (old) superhero team sitting around that meeting table planning strategic moves against The Legion of Doom. If this is a glimpse of what’s to come, it seems like the showrunners are capturing the essence of the JSA quite nicely.
Meanwhile, Ray Palmer otherwise known as Atom (Brandon Routh) is lost somewhere in time. He recently shared of photo of Ray’s new look for season 2 and it definitely doesn’t look like the ’40s.
In fact, with that level of beard going on, it seems like Ray has been living off the land for quite some time in a…forest somewhere, but at least he has a walking stick. While we have no idea where he could possibly be, we do know that messing with time travel can literally land you anywhere. For now, let’s just hope he’s not in the midst of brutal cavemen and Sabre tooth tigers.
As season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow draws near, we’re getting more and more details about the show including casting news, set photos, plot possibilities, and crossover plans. All which are building up the hype for the JSA’s first live-action debut. The interactions between these two eras of heroes is being described as “Millennial babies… next to Golden Age prototypical superheroes. It’s a generational culture clash.” Based on what we’ve seen so far, this upcoming season is sure to be a hit.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.