When “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” introduces Obsidian in the upcoming second season, it will remain faithful to the DC Comics character’s character’s roots. That means, yes, he’s the son of Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott.
“It’s all in there. It’s all in there, every bit of it.” genre veteran Lance Henriksen, who plays the older version of Obsidian, told ComicBook.com. “Yeah, being Green Lantern’s son and all that stuff and him being gay is all in there. It’s treated, honestly, kind of ungently. It’s a real thing. … Even one of my lines says, ‘If you’re lucky enough to find love again, after anything has ever happened to you, well, embrace it.’ [Obsidian] says ‘Son, he’s waiting for me at home.”
A troubled character with dark energy powers that originate from a dimension called the Shadowlands, Obsidian (aka Todd James Rice) debuted in 1983’s “All-Star Squadron” #25. Over the years he has been portrayed as suffering from mental illness and has played the role of both hero and villain, something Henriksen also appeared to acknowledge, noting that Obsidian “got up to no good” before he joined the Justice Society.
Whether eventually see Alan Scott on “Legends of Tomorrow” remains a topic for speculation.
“Legends of Tomorrow” Season Two premieres Thursday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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