Sounds like there will be a lot of surprises in the season two premiere of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, and we’re not just talking the new line-up of central heroes. Speaking to /Film, producers Phil Klemmer and Marc Guggenheim suggest that the new season will not be picking up exactly were season one left off, with a cliffhanger involving Hourman (Patrick J Adams) appearing with a message for the Legends.
“I think you’ll be surprised at the way we resolve or don’t resolve initially the cliffhanger from last year,” says Guggenheim. “We’re going to answer what that was all about with Patrick’s character in episode two, but you’ll have to wait ’til episode two to find out what the encrypted message was all about. You’ll also see the part of the message you didn’t get to see.”
So what does happen in the premiere? “We will do deep prehistory,” says Klemmer. “We will touch on a handful of places that you have never ever been to on network television or otherwise. We’ll spend the rest of the seasons trying to pay for it.”
As of the rest of season two, the pair promise more “iconic historical moments with recognisable historical figures.” Also, “We’ve got a cool season long storyline planned with the JSA [Justice Society of America] involving a very cool mystery, involving a big bad for the year,” says Guggenheim. “It’s all going to kick off with an epic battle between the Justice Society and the Legends. It’s required that every time there’s more than one superhero in any place at any given time, they have to fight. We’re honouring that rule and that tradition straight out of the gate.”
Supergirl will be turning up when the Arrowverse shows go through their much-touted crossover frenzy but, “ “I don’t like to oversell,” warns Guggenheim. “She is going to be coming over but we’re not going to do a full on Supergirl crossover episode. I don’t want to give you the wrong impression.”
Finally, the second season will also devote more time each episode to individual characters, even if that means other characters will take a week off. “Last year we had eight characters and we felt a need to provide in every episode a storyline for every single character,” says Guggenheim. “We went away from that this year. It’s still obviously a team show. It’s still eight characters but now it’s like this episode we’re focusing on Ray and Sara. This episode we’re focusing on Jax and Rory. We’re not being as democratic about storyline as we were and that allows us to get deeper into characters and deeper into their emotional journeys for each episode. For us it’s very exciting because I think it’s brought new life to the show.”