The second season of “Legends of Tomorrow” seems to be doing a better job than the first one when it comes to one thing: Owning the fact that this is one of the corniest shows in existence. We don’t know how you can call it anything else when you think about the fact that it’s got such things as the “Spear of Destiny” and the “Legion of Doom.” It’s silly, but it’s fun and that’s precisely why it works.
Earlier this week, The CW released some of the first details all about what you can expect from “Raiders of the Lost Art,” which is the winter premiere airing on Tuesday, January 24. (Remember, the show was moved to air directly after “The Flash,” giving viewers a night of straight-up superhero fun on The CW.) Take a look at the synopsis below to learn how the Spear factors into things now:
“When Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman) try to capture Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student. After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray (Bradon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano) realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team. Meanwhile, Rory (Dominic Purcell) asks Stein (Victor Garber) for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.”
It’s going to be exciting to see Rip back in this capacity, given that he is a character that we haven’t seen in a long time, and we’re not sure that the old version of him as the leader would work nearly as well now that you have Sara Lance at the helm.
We would assume that we’ll be seeing a good bit more of Rip coming up this season given that Darvill is not listed as a guest star in the release; however, at the same time shows like “The Walking Dead” have certainly tricked you over the years into thinking people were going to be around for a long period of time when this is not necessarily the case. Just look at Melissa McBride who is a series regular and we have seen in maybe two episodes of “The Walking Dead” this season.
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