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“Legends of Tomorrow” Adds Citizen Steel to the Cast

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“Legends of Tomorrow” Adds Citizen Steel to the Cast

Nick Zano (“Minority Report”) has been tapped to play Dr. Nate Heywood, the historian who in the comics becomes the hero Citizen Steel, for “Legends of Tomorrow” Season 2.

According to Deadline, the producers are tight-lipped on whether or not Heywood will become Steel on the series — but based on the trajectory of the show after the Justice Society reveal at the end of Season 1, we can guess he’ll be donning the star-spangled armor in no time.

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In the comics, Nate is the third person to hold a “Steel” mantle, after the WWII-era Henry Heywood, who was a member of the original Justice Society, and his grandson (introduced in 1984) Hank Heywood III, who was a member of the Justice League. Nate was created in 2007 as the other grandson of Henry Heywood, who took on the guise of Citizen Steel during Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham’s run on “Justice Society of America.”

Producer Marc Guggenheim previously said of “Legends'” rotating cast, “…the composition of the team is going to change; there will be some new faces on the Waverider…The season finale planted some very significant flags in terms of what the new concept of the show will be in season 2. The team’s mission statement for Season 2 is more compelling than Season 1, and at the same time, it is more streamlined. It’s a little bit higher concept, a very clean notion that will allow the show to do things that it does best.”

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“Legends of Tomorrow” returns Thursdays this fall on the CW.

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