[SPOILERS for the Legends of Tomorrow season 1 finale ahead.]
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the spin-off series that takes place within the same universe as Arrow and The Flash, recently concluded its debut season on The CW. In season one, fans watched as roguish time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) assembles a team of heroes that includes Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee) in order to stop bad guy Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) from destroying the world—a mind-bending pursuit that takes them through the 20th century and into the future.
Although fans will have to wait until the fall for the show to return, the inaugural season laid the groundwork for what fans can expect to see in season two. For one, Thursday’s finale revealed that Rex Tyler/Hourman (Patrick J. Adams) would be a major player in the second season, along with the Justice Society of America (JSA)—interestingly, the first superhero team-up ever published in comic books. “
For comic book fans, everyone knows the Justice Society is really the precursor to the Justice League,” Legends executive producer Mark Guggenheim said, during an interview with THR . “It’s a pretty big move in our DC universe here on TV.”
Guggenheim also dropped hints on who will take up the villain’s torch in season two. In season one, the Legends eliminated the Time Council and destroyed the Oculus—paving the way for someone else to step in where the Time Masters left off. While Guggenheim didn’t say exactly who that will be, he did confirm who it will not be, adding that season two’s force of evil will make facing Vandal seem like a cakewalk.
“The season two big bad is actually not going to be the [alien race of] Thanagarians. It’s going to be something else entirely. All I’ll really say about the nemesis in season two is Vandal Savage looks like a walk in the park compared to what the Legends will be facing. This will be a much, much bigger threat… People will be asking, ‘Vandal who?’ once they get the full picture of what our team is up against. It’s going to be way bigger than what you can even imagine. I can guarantee it.”
With the JSA expected to feature prominently in season two, it makes sense that show’s producers are raising the stakes for who the Legends will be facing off against. Of course, this will also give the creative team a lot of extra room to play around with character, plot—and time itself—given the fact that our rag-tag heroes are now responsible for the preservation and protection of the timeline. “As we’ve seen,” Guggenheim said, “our team, our guys are not always the most responsible people around so maybe time has got some new troubles. But it will provide a lot of fodder, a lot of fun story for season two.”
Legends of Tomorrow returns for season 2 this fall. The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8pm on The CW, Arrow in the same timeslot on Wednesdays, and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays. Supergirl season 2 will also air on The CW this fall.