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‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ – Casting News, First Look At The New Vixen and Official Synopsis For Season 2

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Here’s a roundup of that latest ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ news. 

First look at Maisie Richardson-Sellers as the new Vixen, Amaya Jiwe, who is the grandmother of Mari McCabe. 

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Lance Henriksen Cast As Obsidian:

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During the TCA’s press tour it was announced that veteran actor Lance Henriksen (Alien, The Terminator, Near Dark) has been cast as DC Comics superhero Obsidian, a member of the Justice Society of America, in the upcoming second season. Henriksen will make his debut in the first episode.

Justice Society of America Headquarters Teased:

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim released a new photo from the set that reveals a glimpse inside the JSA headquarters.

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Sarah Grey Cast As Supergirl:

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According to IGN, Canadian actress Sarah Grey (Power Rangers, Bates Motel, iZombie) is the latest Justice Society of America member. Grey will play Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl. 

Stargirl’s comic book roots stem back to the character of Courtney Whitmore, who, as Stargirl, wields Starman’s cosmic staff and wears the Cosmic Converter Belt, which offers her enhanced agility and strength among other abilities.

Stargirl will serve alongside Hourman (played by Patrick J. Adams, who appeared in Legends of Tomorrow’s season 1 finale), as well as Dr. Mid-Nite and Obsidian.

Matthew MacCaull To Play Commander Steel:

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iZombie alum Matthew MacCaull has been cast as Henry Heywood, Sr., aka Commander Steel, a member of the Justice Society of America. 

According to EW, details about his character are being kept under wraps. But we do know that he’s the grandfather of Dr. Nate Heywood, aka Citizen Steel (Nick Zano).

Commander Steel joins the other members of the Justice Society of America, including Obsidian, Star Girl, Hourman, Vixen, and Dr. Mid-Nite.

Official Synopsis for Season 2:

After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the corrupt Time Masters who colluded with him, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action upon making a shocking discovery – the Legends are scattered throughout time. Nate must find a way to rescue season one’s beloved team of heroes and rogues, including billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), aka Heat Wave, a career criminal. When the Legends encounter the J.S.A (the Justice Society of America, the precursor to DC’s Justice League) in the 1940s, Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), aka Vixen, joins the team. While the team reunites, a mystery looms – the fate of former captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).

Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. When Nate, the grandson of J.S.A. member Commander Steel, unexpectedly finds himself with powers, he must overcome his own insecurities and find the hero within himself. Ultimately, the Legends will clash with foes both past and present, to save the world from a mysterious new threat.

Based on the characters from DC, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow”, “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”), Phil Klemmer (“The Tomorrow People,” “Chuck”), Chris Fedak (“Forever,” “Chuck”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”).

‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’ returns Thursday, October 13th at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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