Legends of Tomorrow is doing some serious rebuilding for their second season. Bringing the Justice Society of America to the small screen without stealing the Legends spotlight will not be easy. The collaboration between the old and the new is sure to cause tension, but this band of misfits could be well-served with a lesson in heroics from their elders.
One of the biggest new additions to the Legends team is Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), but not the version from CW Seed show of the same name. This Vixen is from the 1940s and promises to bring a different dynamic given she comes from a more stringent time period. Opposing the team in the second season will be the Legion of Doom, which in itself is filled with villains plucked right from the Arrowverse. Aside from the JSA, fans can expect a bevvy of new and familiar faces in addition to a massive cross-over with the other DCTV properties on The CW; of which, we’ve already seen photos of Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen on the Legends of Tomorrow set.
Another guest star from the first season is officially making his way back to Legends of Tomorrow. Johnathon Schaech will be reprising his Jonah Hex role, as the actor confirmed via Twitter (h/t to CBR). The episode, titled “Outlaw Country”, will air sometime during the first half of the second season and is written by Matthew Maala and Chris Fedak with Cherie Nowlan directing.
When viewers first met the gun-slinging Jonah Hex, it became immediately apparent that he and Rip Hunter had a history. “The Magnificent Eight” was an episode penned by creators Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, and whether because of their influence or the appearance of Hex, the episode saw a slight bump in ratings. Though Schaech is excited to return to Legends of Tomorrow, he’s also made it know that he’d love to step into the mutton chops of Wolverine once Hugh Jackman leaves the role.
The latest promo for Legends of Tomorrow shows the team in several different eras including trying to kidnap Albert Einstein and causing trouble in medieval France. How Jonah Hex fits into their busy schedule of being time cops is unknown. Rip admitted that Jonah’s influence was a major factor in some of his decisions as a Time Master. Hopefully fans will get more about Hex and his backstory since his first appearance was dedicated to giving viewers more insight into Rip Hunter and his past.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same time slot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.