'Legends of Tomorrow' season 2 spoilers: First look at The Atom; Nate Heywood and Vixen revealed


The heroes are making their way back in time and to the Orient in the upcoming season 2 of The CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow.”

Writer and executive producer Marc Guggenheim took to Twitter to share a behind-the-scenes photo of Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), also known as The Atom, riding on horseback and in his full armor. Speculations suggest that based on what looks to be Samurai helmet and the kind of riding equipment used, the Waverider crew may be travelling to feudal Japan. However, it remains to be seen if it comes to fruition.

As they triumphed over Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) last season, the team has been given a new mission to protect history as the Time Masters have been abolished. They will also cross paths with Justice Society of America (J.S.A.).

However, it appears that the members will first have to be reunited as the synopsis teases that they will be lost in time. “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,” it reads.

Once they are all back together, the Legends are expected to continue their goal of preserving the timeline from “temporal aberrations,” which are described as “unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences.”

Moreover, Nate, who is the grandson of Commander Steel, will unexpectedly find himself with powers. He will have to overcome his insecurities and dig deep within himself to bring out the hero that lies within.

Aside from Nate, Vixen aka Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) will also make her debut as part of the J.S.A. In an interview with TVLine during Comic-Con, the actress shared that viewers will meet her in a different time period during the 1940s.

According to her character description, she is the grandmother of Mari McCabe (Megalyn EK) and her powers are derived from the mysterious Tantu Totem. Her powers give her the capacity to magically access the abilities of animals.

Season 2 of “Legends of Tomorrow” is slated to air on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. ET.