A Younger Obsidian Will Appear In LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 2

A Younger Obsidian Will Appear In LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 2

A Younger Obsidian Will Appear In LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 2

Lance Henriksen was first revealed to be playing JSA member Obsidian in Legends of Tomorrow but it has been confirmed that a younger version of the character will also appear, played by Dan Payne.

According to TV Line, Dan Payne (Strange Empire, Watchmen) will be playing a younger version of Obsidian in season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow.  The site further clarifies that when the Legends of Tomorrow team first meet the character, he'll be played by Payne, while a future version of the character is played by Lance Henriksen (Millennium, Aliens).  

This is a pretty interesting development as there are currently no older versions of the 1940s JSA besides Obsidian.  Is there some big, climactic showdown with the Legion of Doom that leaves the shadow-wielding superhero as the only survivor?

Obsidian is a DC Comics superhero who first appeared in  All-Star Squadron #25 (1983).  Created by Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway, Todd James Rice is the son of original Green Lantern, Alan Scott and Golden Age super-villain Thorn.  With metahumans for parents, it was only natural for Todd to be born with powers of his own.    Along with his twin sister, Jennie-Lynn Hayden, Todd goes on to found Infinity Inc., a superhero team consisting of the children, grandchildren and proteges of various JSA members.  

Unlike his father, who weilds light constructs, Todd's powers are based in darkness.  He has the ability to merge with his own shadow and gain enhanced strength, flight and durability.  He's also connected to a shadow realm that allows him to pas through solid objects.

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Season 2 Synopsis: 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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