Legends Of Tomorrow: the cast talk Season 2

We look ahead to Season 2 with the Legends Of Tomorrow team

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It’s a new year with new beginnings for Legends Of Tomorrow, with the Justice Society of America and Legion of Doom all entering the fray. We spoke to the cast of of The CW’s oddest show about what’s up ahead for the team in Season 2…

 

Arthur Darvill on Rip Hunter:

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“Rip has fully changed into his own person. Hopefully we’ll see some lighter moments from Rip this season, but also I’m very aware that there has to be an underlying sadness, having lost what he’s lost. His whole life was about saving his family and he didn’t achieve that, so it’s awful. I think there will be some of that, but there’s also a huge twist quite early on that changes everything.”

 

Brandon Routh on Ray Palmer/The Atom:brandon-routh-legends-of-tomorrow
“Ray’s journey has been touched on before, but will be elaborated more this season, and that is the journey to what it really means to be a superhero. Is it the powers, or is it the person? These are your abilities, this is the suit, but you are the person using it.

“This season, everybody has more of a concrete task, so Ray is definitely more on the computer side; the programming side of working the ship and doing some other things that are akin to his background. Tech is an important part of the show, and one of the things about tech is that there are always new evolutions and new upgrades, so at some time you have to test it. A lot of the time what happened is it’s testing on the fly, because there’s no time to do anything else. There’s no time to workshop it, you know? Life is hanging in the balance. We’ll continue to deal with that as well.”

 

Caity Lotz on Sara Lance/White Canary:

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow –“Legendary”– Image LGN116b_0377b.jpg Pictured: Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

“Last season Sara lost her sister, Laurel, but she’s okay. Somehow, Sara’s always okay. She’s like a cockroach; you just can’t stop her. At the same time, she’s not over it. That’s the deepest burn that she’s ever felt, and it’s being carried on into this new season. Revenge seems like a very Sara thing to do, so that definitely seems a possibility.”

 

Dominic Purcell on Mick Rory/Heat Wave:

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow –“Legendary”– Image LGN116a_0097b.jpg — Pictured: Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

“As much as I would like to think that Mick is evolving, I don’t really think he is, to tell you the truth. I think he’s just pissed still, and hasn’t worked out how not to be pissed. He’s just this firebrand; very impulsive, instinctual, and his emotions are always simmering. He’s constantly like this simmering volcano, and I don’t know what the fuck’s going to happen to the guy. That’s what makes him interesting.”

 

Franz Drameh on Jax:

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“Things are definitely moving forward. At the end of last season, Jax found out that he could transmute objects. We’ll definitely be exploring that, finding out what he can do. Also, Jax and Stein definitely have their issues resolved, and they’re on the same page. We’re more of a cohesive unit now. Dependent on the situation, there will be some falling out, of course, and there will be some issues. I like to think of the Legends team as a bit of a dysfunctional family. Of course there are some issues, but for Jax and Stein, we’re on the same page and we have stuff figured out.”

 

Victor Garber on Martin Stein:the-flash-victor-garber-teases-season-2-legends-of-tomorrow
“Obviously, what’s interesting about the show for the real nerds is the whole time-travel thing. To me, it’s always about relationships and what’s happening between people. I’m sure all the science and special effects are great, but that’s not what I signed up to do. I come from the old school where people have conversations, and people are motivated to take action. I’m always looking for that in a script, and when it’s not there I say, ‘I need something with more potential.’ I definitely see that changing in Season Two.”

 

Maisie Richardson-Sellers on Amaya Jiwe/Vixen:legends-vixen-poster
“Vixen’s thing is that she can channel any animal alive through instinct and use their body of skills. So yeah, I channel them, and then it just comes out of me. For background, I’ve been watching the online [animated] show. The Vixen in the comics is a very strong but damaged woman. She’s been through a lot, and I think it’s important to bring aspects of that in. Also she has this fire, this really strong sense of justice, so that’s what I think she’ll do: fight to the end.”

 

Nick Zano on Nate Heywood/Citizen Steel:nick-zano-header
“The easiest way to describe Nate is as a Han Solo/Indiana Jones hybrid, with a little Starkism in there. He’s a historian, so he fits into this universe well, and possibly becomes an asset in that regard. And he’s got ties to the Justice Society.”

 

Legends Of Tomorrow will air from 13 October 2016 on The CW in the US, and in the UK on Sky1 later in the year. You can download The 25 Greatest DC Comics Ever digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. Read our full feature in issue 124 of SciFiNow, on sale now.