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Lance Henriksen joins DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash & Supergirl will sing & Dolph Lundgren will break the Arrow

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Lance Henriksen (Aliens, The Terminator and so much more) is joining Season 2 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. He is set to play Obsidian who, in the comics, was the son of Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott.

The news was announced during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.

Henriksen joins newcomers Patrick J. Adams as Hourman, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Vixen, Matthew MacCaull as Commander Steel and Sarah Grey as Star Girl.

Great news for the show as I do love a bit of Henriksen.

Check out the full synopsis for Season 2 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, including billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), aka Heat Wave, a career criminal. When the Legends encounter the J.S.A (the Justice Society of America, the precursor to DC’s Justice League) in the 1940s, Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), aka Vixen, joins the team. While the team reunites, a mystery looms – the fate of former captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).

Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. When Nate, the grandson of J.S.A. member Commander Steel, unexpectedly finds himself with powers, he must overcome his own insecurities and find the hero within himself. Ultimately, the Legends will clash with foes both past and present, to save the world from a mysterious new threat.

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Meanwhile, Greg Berlanti has said that The Flash and Supergirl will crossover once again (in addition to the already-announced four-way crossover) and the two episodes will be a musical. I imagine the Pied Piper will be involved with that one.

The crossover will occur between episodes 13 or 14 in the respective series. The casts do have a lot of singing experience as stars Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin both appeared in Glee, while Carlos Valdes starred in the Broadway musical Once and Jesse L. Martin originated the role of Tom Collins in the hit musical Rent.

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It was also revealed that the new speedster villain for The Flash will be Savitar while Supergirl will be bringing in Miss Martian and Mon-El, to be played by Sharon Leal and Chris Wood.

As for Arrow, that will see Dolph Lundgren joining the series for its Russia-set flashback sequences this season.

All four of the shows are set to premiere this October, beginning with The Flash on Tuesday, October 4, then Arrow on Wednesday, October 5th, Supergirl on Monday, October 10th, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday, October 13th.

There will also be a new animated DC show on The CW – Freedom Fighters: The Ray. Inspired by the Grant Morrison version from The Multiversity, The Ray will be the first gay superhero to lead a show when he debuts in 2017.

Based on the characters from DC, Freedom Fighters: The Ray is from Berlanti Productions in association with Blue Ribbon Content, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow) and Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow).

Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb.” The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice – he could take action to help stop it. Calling himself The Ray, he was recruited by Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists.

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Via The CW

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