Legends of Tomorrow has gotten bigger and better than ever in Season 2 as the Legends have traveled from time period to time period to correct aberrations in the timeline. We've already seen them travel back to the American Civil War, feudal Japan, and the Wild West in the first half of the season, and they'll be heading to even more exciting eras in the second half. When asked if the crew would continue chasing aberrations in never-before-explored timelines, executive producer Phil Klemmer teased this:
Oh, yes. We've got some incredible marquee time periods. We're going to hit the American Revolution, see some great figures from history. And if you ask me, we will meet one of the most important figures of literary history in the 20th century, in the context of a world war.
The show has already touched on some of the most pivotal times in American history, so it's only fitting that the Legends will drop by the Revolution in the coming episodes. If nothing else, it should be fun to see the time travelers dressing up in period costume from the late 18th century. Legends of Tomorrow deserves an award just for finding ways to put Sara into period outfits that still allow her to kick ass and swing her bo staff like the assassin she is. Phil Klemmer's comments promise that American history buffs will almost certainly see the Revolutionary War in a brand new way.
Unfortunately, Phil Klemmer didn't get into any specifics in his chat with TVLine about which literary figure will appear in the second half of Season 2. There's no shortage of 20th century authors who provided a window into events of the world wars. Personally, my money is on Ernest Hemingway. He's probably the best-known author to come out of a world war, and he could be a solid fit for Legends of Tomorrow.
Phil Klemmer also revealed that the Legends would be traveling back to Camelot in the second half of Season 2, and Elyse Levesque of The Originals fame has been tapped to play Guinevere. For those of us who have been wondering about the circumstances of the Justice Society of America's disappearance in the mid-20th century, we'll be getting more information about just what happened to them. Vixen actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers formerly told CinemaBlend that somebody from the Justice Society will reappear in Episode 12, so we shouldn't have to wait too much longer for a blast from the JSA past.
The midseason premiere hits the airwaves tonight, and it will have to address what's going on with Rip Hunter/Phil the film student before it can get back into the JSA mystery. The last scene of the midseason finale in December revealed that the long-absent Rip Hunter is living in 1960s-era Los Angeles as an American film student and working on a movie that sounds awfully similar to his experiences as a Time Master. He doesn't seem to have any memories of his time on the Waverider, so the Legends will have to find a way to turn him back into the man they knew from their adventures in Season 1.
Legends of Tomorrow returns to The CW in its brand new Tuesday night time slot. Be sure to tune in at 9 p.m. ET to see what's next for the Legends, and don't forget to check out our midseason TV premiere schedule.