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SDCC 2016: ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Panel Recap!

Friday 29th July 2016 by jake108

The Legends of Tomorrow panel got off to a great start. Of course, having Supergirl as a lead-in helped too. Check out some of the panelists entry!

After everyone got out to the stage, the panel began showing exactly what we all wanted to see: A Season 2 Sizzle Reel. Check it out below:

As you saw from the trailer, the Legends seem to be taking on some people who are running rampant through time, taking advantage everything and everyone throughout time. Without the Time Masters in place to regulate who does what via time travel, it’s up to Rip Hunter and his crew to do the regulating themselves. However, let’s not forget what the ultimate endgame was for the Time Masters. Back in season one, it was revealed that the only reason why the Time Masters were working with Vandal Savage was to ensure the survival of humanity as a species. To them, it was the lesser of two evils in dealing with Savage. At some point in the future, a Thanagarian invasion will be launched at Earth, and Savage’s army won’t be there to stop them. In case you’ve forgotten what a Thanagarian is, well, it’s the species in which Hawkman and Hawkgirl received their powers from via that crashed meteor in ancient Egypt. Now, back to season 2.

Legends of Tomorrow SDCC

As you saw from the trailer, we’ll be seeing some villains that we recognize from other DCTV properties, namely Damian Darhk. Darhk was a great villain in Arrow, he just wasn’t handled very well. His supernatural abilities will definitely play a integral part in the formation of the Legion of Doom. The Legion of Doom reveal was one of the best DCTV reveals at this year’s Comic-Con. The roster of this team of super-villians includes, Damian Darhk, Eobard Thawne aka The Reverse-Flash, Captain Cold, Malcolm Merlyn, and more. In the comics, the roster is constantly in flux depending on what arc they’re involved in. Still, this Legion of Doom is bound to be pretty awesome with the likes of Reverse-Flash, Captain Cold, and Malcolm Merlyn all working together.

Legends of Tomorrow SDCC

Aside from the Legion of Doom reveal, we also got some news in who’s going to be appearing as part of the Justice Society of America. Citizen Steel, Dr. Mid-Nite, Stargirl, Obsidian, Commander Steel, Vixen, and Hourman are members of the JSA, but I’m sure Berlanti and his crew have a few more in store for us. If I had to create a brief wishlist for who I wanted to appear in the JSA, the two first names out of my mouth would be Jay Garrick and Alan Scott, the Green Lantern. Regardless, all this is shaping up to be great.

Legends of Tomorrow SDCC

To wrap up, there was no mention of how Flashpoint would be changing anything in Legends of Tomorrow. Since we learned last season that time is constantly in flux, there’s really no telling on how minimal Flashpoint could be for the Legends crew if they’re way out in the future or a hundred years in the past. Still, Eobard Thawne has to get out of his cage at some point. Among the last reveals, we learned that we’ll be seeing Mayor Oliver Queen within the first few minutes of the Legends of Tomorrow season 2 premier. We’ll also be seeing some tension between Mick and Vixen, as Mick gets more aggressive now that he’s out of the shadow of Captain Cold. A love interest for Sara Lance is rumored, but not confirmed. Last, but not least, we’ll be seeing a pretty big twist involving Rip Hunter sometime before the midseason break. Can’t wait to see what is!

Legends of Tomorrow returns this October!