As the recent announcement of its renewal for a third season proves, there are still plenty of time aberrations for the crew of “Legends of Tomorrow” to tackle. But even ahead of its third season, there’s still the back half of season two to get through — which kicks off on Tuesday, January 24 after the show’s winter hiatus. That batch of episodes starts with an episode titled “Raiders of the Lost Art,” which guest stars a young George Lucas (or rather an actor named Matt Angel playing a young Lucas) and features the return of Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).
But Rip won’t return the same as we previously knew him. In a chat with TV Line, executive producer Marc Guggenheim talked about the upcoming episodes and how the Spear of Destiny will impact the show.
“The second half of the season is really paying off the Legion of Doom and what we now know is the MacGuffin of Season 2, the Spear of Destiny,” said Guggenheim. “Changing time is like painting with the biggest paintbrush possible; using the Spear of Destiny is like using a very, very fine-point technical pen.”
The Spear of Destiny was used by the Legion of Doom to turn Rip Hunter — a Brit from the 22nd century — into an American movie director in the year 1967. Guggenheim noted that “Arthur [Darvill] has so embraced this version of Rip. He’s obviously doing an accent, but he’s also doing a whole different performance.”
You can check out a synopsis of the return ep below:
LOST MEMORIES — 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 (Brandon 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.
Airing Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT on The CW, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” stars Brandon Routh as the Atom, Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Firestorm, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Maisie Richardson-Seller as Vixen, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave and Nick Zano as Citizen Steel.