The first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow had a unique spin on the superhero genre. The television show in an almost Avengers-style fashion took a group of unlikely heroes (some not so much heroes) and put them together for a common goal. The first season was to travel throughout time with one simple goal, to stop a seemingly unbeatable foe who would one day rise up and take over the world, and try to stop him throughout time and space. The show’s primary antagonist was the foe, Vandal Savage. While this was great world-building and was loaded with CW “Arrowverse” Easter Eggs, it still focused primarily on the one mission of stopping and defeating Vandal Savage. However, the season ended with the possibility of exploring a much larger world and incorporating the Justice Society. Many speculated where the show would go from there. Would the new bad guys be the Thanagarians? Or would there be another, even more, ruthless villain that the group would dedicate themselves to? It looks like we have an answer.
Now that the group of heroes has established themselves and grown comfortable in their new role, have a much larger mission. Instead of dealing with one central villain, the Legends will have a much broader mission in the universe than dealing with one bad guy. Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim confirms that the mission change is a direct result as a result of the season one finale.
“In many ways, the season finale of season 1 set up the new mission statement for season 2. Like Rip says at the end of the season finale, there basically are no more Time Masters. We basically have to be the Time Masters.”
In a sense, they have to “guard the galaxy” to borrow from another group of planet hopping heroes, but instead, they will have to safeguard time itself. With the departure of Hawkman, Hawkwoman, and Captain Cold from the team, there is sure to be new members to be added to the team. We already know that they are adding Rex Tyler a.k.a. Hourman, Citizen Steel, and Vixen sometime during next season, so expect more time-hopping adventures for the group.
That doesn’t mean that there will not be the main villain at some point. Guggenheim also teased there will be a “slow reveal” for who the potential villain for season two might be. Until it is revealed who that bad guy is, the true mission for the Legends going forward will be to safeguard time and space.
Legends of Tomorrow returns this fall on the CW network.
Source: Entertainment Weekly