Okay, flat out… if you haven’t seen the season finale of Legends of Tomorrow… leave now because there are definitely spoilers.
And I’ll admit, I was wrong. Patrick J Adams was not who I thought he would be.
The episode wrapped up the Vandal Savage / Hawkman / Hawkgirl story pretty cleanly. Savage is dead, Carter and Kendra are going off together to see if they can make their life work. Which leaves the team consisting of Heatwave, White Canary, Atom, Firestorm and Rip Hunter.
Oh, and a few things of interest happen in the episode.
1) Ray Palmer has figured out how to shrink objects other than himself.
2) Firestorm can now transmute objects. Something that has been missing from the character since his debut in either incarnations.
It turns out that the Thanagarian threat was a red herring. Marc Guggenheim told THR that the threat facing the team… both team (Legends and Justice Society), is something very different and very menacing. Something that will make Savage look like a walk in the park. No word on what that is but Eclipso, Extant, Gog and Anti-Monitor come to mind since we’re getting the Justice Society.
For those not familiar with Rex Tyler, you may know him better as Hourman. One of the founding members of the JSA. He created a drug called Miraclo, a pill that gives him super human powers for one hour. The first PED for superheroes. In the comic he becomes addicted to the drug. Back in November of 2013, before The Flash got his own series and Wonder Woman was being considered for the CW… there was talk about an Hourman series from executive producers Michael Caleo and Dan Lin. That never ended up going anywhere.
As for the Justice Society… the eight founding members included Hourman, Hawkman who we’ve already had in the series, Alan Scott / Green Lantern who Guggenheim has said is off limits, Jay Garrick / The Flash which could be a possibility still depending on who’s in the Iron Mask, Wesley Dodds / Sandman, Kent Nelson / Dr. Fate, Al Pratt / Atom.. doubt we’ll have two of them, and finally Jim Corrigan / The Spectre who was introduced in the Constantine series, so if they brought over John maybe they’ll bring over Jim.
We’ve already met some other members of the JSA in the forms of Black Canary, Mr. Terrific, Wildcat, Hawkgirl, Huntress, Red Tornado, Atom Smasher, and Jesse Quick. As well as some of their normal villains: Vandal Savage, Per Degaton, T.O. Morrow, and Baron Blitzkreig, So the JSA has been well represented already in the DCW Universe.
So a smaller team to start, none of the Time Master’s laws are in place and a whole new super team to meet plus a bigger threat. I’m looking forward to a summer of casting announcements and speculations.