The CW released the news of their latest casting for the next season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Lance Henriksen has been cast to play Obsidian. A member of the Justice Society of America. They were quick to denote that an older actor was needed because this incarnation of Obsidian’s prime was during World War II and the heroes of today, and crew of the Waverider will meet him in either present day or the future version of him. They have still not alluded to whether or not he is the son of the original Green Lantern; Alan Scott.
In other related news, we now have our first look at Vixen, courtesy of social media. Maisie-Richardson-Sellers will be playing Amaya Jiwe, the grandmother of modern-day Vixen, Mari McCabe. The advantage of having a time traveling show is that you can have the ancestor of an unavailable actress’ character appear.
The CW also released the full and final synopsis of the upcoming season. Which you can read below.
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. Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The ATOM, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Professor Martin Stein & Jefferson “Jax” Jackson/Firestorm, and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave. The series will also feature Matthew MacCaull in the role of Commander Steel, Sarah Grey as Stargirl, and the not-yet-cast characters of Obsidian and Dr. Mid-Nite as the Justice Society of America. In addition, the “big bad” for the series will be the show’s own version of the Legion of Doom, featuring Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher) and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) as its members.