LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
Legends meet Legion
SEASON 2 US BROADCAST The CW, 13 October UK BROADCAST Sky 1, early November, TBC
returning SHOW! “We sort of
went into season two with the attitude that season one was good, it wasn’t great,” reveals Legends Of Tomorrow’s remarkably candid showrunner Marc guggenheim. “We found our hands tied a lot by our own concept; the fact that you’ve got Vandal Savage for 16 episodes, you know that for 15 of those episodes, you can’t catch him. With the nature of rip Hunter’s family dying at the beginning, it’s kind of a downer. But you want to have fun. You don’t want rip to always be wringing his hands over his dead wife and son. this year, we were able to bring ourselves up from all of that. We have a really cool Big Bad...”
though actually, he really means “Big Bads”, as the Legends’ principal adversaries will be a bona fide Legion of Doom: Malcolm Merlyn, Damien Darhk, the reverse-Flash and Captain Cold, the latter a former Legend. there’s also the small matter of proto-Justice League the Justice Society of America entering the frey. “it’s probably going to involve the biggest fight sequence that we’ve committed to film so far,” says guggenheim. “it’s two superhero teams battling it out – if we’ve got more than one superhero occupying a space in any given time, they have to start fighting. We’re really playing into the idea that the JSA are the world’s first superhero team. they’re confident. they’re practised. they’re professional. And you have the Legends of tomorrow, who are none of those things. it’s fun to play the contrast between the two.”
Rip Hunter lets rip.