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During San Diego Comic-Con this year it was revealed that Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow will introduce the Justice Society of America and the Legion of Doom. Following that little else has been shared regarding what form the JSA will take and how they’ll be woven into the show.
Star of the show Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom) spoke to ScreenRant (via Heroic Hollywood) regarding the JSA and revealed the Legends will be heading to the 1940’s. There they’ll meet the world’s first superhero team.
“Well we’re going back to the ’40s, for the JSA. That’s where we meet the JSA. And I think we’ll spend a fair bit of time there, in different countries within the 1940s. It’s the focus of the first couple episodes. And there’s a couple times we go way back. I actually don’t know how much I can say about where we go, I’ll have to ask Marc [Guggenheim[ that question. I mean, further back than we’ve gone… well… to one extent we go wayyyyy back, but for a portion of it we go… pretty far back.”
Having the team head back to the 1940’s to meet the JSA makes sense continuity wise, as the society originates from the 1940’s and debuted during that time in All-Star Comics #3.
Routh also touched on how his character will react to the JSA during the second season. Spoilers, he’ll be pretty darn excited.
“[This] season Ray is pretty gung-ho about meeting the Justice Society of America and thinks they’re pretty cool, and they’ve got a well-oiled machine. And maybe the Legends can emulate certain aspects of that… This season opens up an opportunity to have a whole bunch of people back from the last season and from the other shows, as well. Because this season we’re not chasing Vandal Savage so we’re able to kind of do more of whatever we want. The whole world is open.”
Legends of Tomorrow returns on October 13 and stars Victor Garber (Firestorm), Brandon Routh (Atom), Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter), Caity Lotz (White Canary), Franz Drameh (Firestorm), Amy Pemberton (Gideon), Dominic Purcell (Chronos), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold), Nick Zano (Nathan Heywood) and Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Vixen).
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