As the Season 2 for Legends of Tomorrow comes to a close, fans are waiting to see who will be introduced as villains. So far, there is very limited information about the casting since DC is still finding a way to introduce the big bad in this cross over.
Though the show started out strong, there were already critics saying it was a bad idea by the middle of the show. Since DC is trying to loop their one big universe into their TV series storytelling, overlapping characters from The Flash and Arrow appeared on the show.
The premise was exciting since this might be the TV version of DC’s “Avengers,” but as soon as they introduced Vandal Savage as the big bad, the show seemingly felt predictable, according to Cinemablend.
However, according to Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim, they will be changing their approach for big bad. In Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow, they plan to imitate the storyline strategies for Arrow and The Flash where “it’s more of a slow reveal and a little bit of mystery,” said Guggenheim.
Guggenheim added that Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 will feature many crossovers from Arrow and The Flash and this only means that there will be a lot of room for the big bad character to grow.
The other interesting twist they are expected to do is the shift of the villain story. In the Season 1 finale, it was revealed that the Thangarians are threatening the human race, and that the Legends of Tomorrow should prepare for this massive battle. However, Guggenheim added that Season 2 will be very different from what fans are expecting.
If they are going to follow through the Season 1 finale, that means the Legends of Tomorrow are set to meet the Thanagarians and that Season 2 will revolve around this big war between the superheroes of the series.
In the teaser with Entertainment Weekly, it was noted that the threat will not be the Thanagarians, but the villain will also be kept in secret until the show starts.
This might not be an entirely different strategy for DC’s TV Series plots since Arrow and The Flash also had the same pattern. These shows have introduced smaller villains in the course of the entire series so they can keep the variety of characters.
The Legends Moving Forward to Season 2
EP Marc Guggenheim did not back down when asked about the direction for Season 2. He told TV Line that Legends of Tomorrow will remain close to its premise, which is to become the hybrid place for all DC superheroes.
“We always said that each year would be its own distinct movie — almost to the point that you could give each season a subtitle. So we’ve got the same objective for next year and I think it’s really cool and exciting. It will have a very clear beginning, middle and end, much the same way Season 1 did.”
“But it’ll be constructed a little bit differently, in so far as this first season was a pilot coming off of the Arrow/Flash crossover, so the villain was already set up. We weren’t able to roll things out with the mystery that we typically like to do on the shows. This will be a bit more of a cold start, which is exciting for us.”
Season 2 is also set for the introduction of new superheroes. Guggenheim did not indicate the specifics of the new characters, but he hinted on the possibility of a “World War II hero.” Based on this vague description, it could be assumed that he is pertaining to Sgt. Rock.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 is set to premiere on Oct. 13.
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