Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow promises to bring us more intriguing characters with The Justice Society of America (a superhero team from the 1940s) and The Legion of Doom, a team of supervillains from across the Flarrowverse. While season 1 had some plot issues, it seemed to wrap up the Vandal Savage and Time Hoppers storyline. The team was left missing a few of their key members, creating the perfect opportunity for some fresh faces to appear. In fact, the show’s executive producers already explained that more character depth and thought is being put into season 2.
It was previously announced that the JSA members appearing on Legends of Tomorrow season 2 include Dr. Mid-Nite, Stargirl, and Obsidian, but held off on dropping any casting news for those roles. All three characters from have appeared as members of the JSA throughout their comic book history. Although it’s unclear which version of Dr. Mid-Nite the show plans to adapt, we’ll most likely being seeing Courtney Whitmore as Stargirl and Todd Rice as Obsidian. Last week, it was revealed that Matthew McCaull will be joining the cast as Commander Steel, who first showed up in DC Comics in 1978 as a member of the Justice Society around WWII.
According to IGN, Sarah Grey of iZombie (who is also playing Amanda in the upcoming 2017 Power Rangers film) has been officially cast as Stargirl. In the comics, Courtney Whitmore is a junior member of the Justice Society of America and the JSA All-Stars who originally operated as Star-Spangled Kid using Sylvester Pemberton’s Cosmic Converter Belt until Starman (Jack Knight) left her the Cosmic Staff. She changed her name to Stargirl and with the belt and the staff, she carries on the legacies of Star-Spangled Kid and Starman. Geoff Johns created the character based on his sister, also named Courtney.
Stargirl already had her live-action debut during seasons eight and nine of WB’s hit show Smallville. There, she was portrayed by Actress Britt Irvin on both the show and Smallville TV movie Absolute Justice, which included several other members of the Justice Society of America. Since Smallville was cancelled, we haven’t seen another live-action version of Stargirl until now.
It’s exciting that Legends of Tomorrow seems to be taking a turn for the better in season 2 with more characters and a slower pace. However, we’re still wondering how the show will manage two vastly different superhero squads on top of a brand new supervillain team. As much as the executive producers claim that the series will be completely rebuilt compared to season 1, we’re hoping all of their hard work pays off in a more cohesive storyline and better character development.
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.