DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns on October 10th, and it should be pretty interesting. We last saw the team in a hodgepodge time stream that they broke. The new season involved them trying to put things right, going up against Rip Hunter’s new Time Bureau and dealing with a new team of Super villains that will include Damien Darhk and Amaya’s granddaughter Kuasa. Plus, there will be the big four-show crossover in November called Crisis on Earth-X.
But I want to talk about the episode just prior to the crossover: Episode 307. I’ve been hearing some interesting rumors about that episode. If you don’t want to know, then leave now.
We know that it’s called Welcome to the Jungle is directed by Mairzee Almas and written by Ray Utarnachitt & Tyron B. Carter. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim tweeted out this image showing the title page and some dog tags.
And then add in this behind-the-scenes picture posted by Maisie Richardson-Sellers showing her and co-stars Brandon Routh and Tala Ashe. I posted this last week and noted that everyone was wearing green military shirts that made me think of Vietnam.
Add that to the dog tags, and I was pretty sure I was right… but the handprint on the script looked off. The palm seemed long and the fingers stubby. More like a gorilla hand than a human.
Which links up very nicely to the rumors I heard.
Bleeding Cool has been told by production sources on the show that the seventh episode of the season does indeed take place in Vietnam around 1967-68, and it features one Gorilla Grodd trying to turn the conflict into World War III. Could Grodd be part of the new evil team or just a one-off villain?
The other thing I hear is that we’ll be meeting Mick Rory’s father, a soldier named Dick Rory, that carries a flamethrower. There’s a scene of the two lighting them up and we see dead and burnt bodies — like father, like son.
Dick will be played by Evan James, a face fans of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will recognize as Retch from the Ravagers. He’s the one who tortured baby Groot, and got his in the end.