Among the new heroes coming to Legends of Tomorrow‘s second season, it was previously announced that actor Lance Henriksen had signed on to play the role of Obsidian. In the comics, Obsidian is the son of golden age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, and was first introduced in September of 1983. He uses powers that involve the realm of darkness known as the Shadowlands (think an entity like the Speedforce) that allow him to manipulate shadows while also giving him super strength and vitality.
Obsidian will be one of the members of the show’s version of the Justice Society of America, along with addition heroes Hourman, Dr. Mid-Nite, Stargirl, and Commander Steel. When it was first announced that Lance Henriksen would be playing Obsidian, it was not mentioned that the hero would actually be appearing during two different points in time as two different actors. According to a TVLine report, a younger version of the hero will also be played by actor Dan Payne (Strange Empire, Watchmen). Henriksen will actually be playing the future version of the character.
After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the corrupt Time Masters who colluded with him, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action upon making a shocking discovery – the Legends are scattered throughout time. Nate must find a way to rescue season one’s beloved team of heroes and rogues, including billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), aka Heat Wave, a career criminal. When the Legends encounter the J.S.A (the Justice Society of America, the precursor to DC’s Justice League) in the 1940s, Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), aka Vixen, joins the team. While the team reunites, a mystery looms – the fate of former captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).
Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. When Nate, the grandson of J.S.A. member Commander Steel, unexpectedly finds himself with powers, he must overcome his own insecurities and find the hero within himself. Ultimately, the Legends will clash with foes both past and present, to save the world from a mysterious new threat.
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