Legends of Tomorrow is about two weeks away from kicking off another time traveling season that will be introducing the legendary Justice Society of America as it was revealed in the Season 1 finale that they needed Rip Hunter’s help. One of the JSA characters we will be meeting is Todd Rice a.k.a. Obsidian, who will be played by Aliens’ Lance Henriksen and recently it was announced that Dan Payne will be playing the younger version of Obsidian.
Something a lot of people may not know is that this hero is the son of Alan Scott a.k.a. the Green Lantern, who is a big JSA member in the comic books. While it was debunked earlier in the year that we won’t be seeing Alan on the show (unless things changes), Comicbook.com recently spoke with Henriksen about the show’s take on Obsidian. It appears that the show’s take on the character will be very close to the comic version, including his family background.
“It’s all in there. It’s all in there, every bit of it. Yeah, being Green Lantern’s son and all that stuff and him being gay is all in there. It’s treated, honestly, kind of ungently. It’s a real thing….Even one of my lines says ‘If you’re lucky enough to find love again, after anything has ever happened to you, well, embrace it.’ [Obsidian] says ‘Son, he’s waiting for me at home.”
“DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
“Out of Time” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
LOST AND FOUND — GUEST STARRING STEPHEN AMELL — After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the exposure of the corrupt Time Masters, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action. After making a shocking discovery, Nate seeks out Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in finding the scattered Legends. Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. Their first stop is 1942 to protect Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) notices that Sara (Caity Lotz) has a mission of her own, which leads them both to face her nemesis, Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough). Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell and Franz Drameh also star. Dermot Downs directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak (#201). Original airdate 10/13/2016.”
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 premieres on Thursday, October 13 at 8/7c on The CW with the season premiere titled “Out of Time”.