What we lacked in Supergirl news, we made up for in Legends of Tomorrow scoop.
EPs Marc Guggenheim and Phil Klemmer attended, along with new castmembers Nick Zano (Citizen Steel) and Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Vixen), as well as veterans Arthur Darville (Rip Hunter), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer), Caity Lotz (Sara Lance), Victor Garber (Martin Stein), Franz Drameh (Jax Jackson) and Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory).
Guggenheim jumped right in with an announcement of which members of the Justice Society of America – teased in the Season 1 finale – we’ll see in Season 2: Dr. Midnight, Stargirl (YAY!!), Obsidian, Commander Steel and Vixen.
And he added, “If you’re gonna have a team of superheroes, you’ve gotta fight a team of supervillains.” So here are our villains, confirmed by Guggenheim to be Season 2’s Legion of Doom: Matt Letscher is reprising Eobard Thawne from The Flash, Neal McDonough and Malcolm Merlin (who arrived mid-panel) will reprise their Arrow roles of Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlin, respectively and, most exciting, Wentworth Miller will return as Captain Cold. A bad Captain Cold! Again.
Oliver Queen will be in the Legends S2 pilot as Oliver Queen - actually “MAYOR Oliver Queen” – as well Johnathon Schaech’s Johah Hex. And when asked if we’ll see Hawkman and Hawkgirl in the second season, Guggenheim concedes, “We would love to see more of Kendra and Carter.”
Klemmer says that in Season 2, the Legends are “almost victims of their own success... Now it’s, ‘What do you do next? After you climb Everest, what is left?’ The irony is that after destroying the time lords, they are now timeless.”
Guggenheim adds, “They’re not just saving the world anymore. They’re fixing aberrations.”
One last little fun thing:
Brandon Routh was asked if he’d met Supergirl’s Superman Tyler Hoechlin yet, and if he had any advice for him. “I met him last night at a CW party, I only had a few minutes but I was impressed by his sincerities and his passion. I don’t really have any advice – I think he’s very accomplished and he’ll do a great job. He’ll figure it out! The hardest part is getting fit for it, and he looks like he’s got that down.”
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 premieres on The CW on Thursday, October 13.