DC's Legends of Tomorrow had a much better second season than first and a good part of the reason for that was they took on a team of villains instead of just one guy. The producers figured that out and will be introducing us to a new team of villains for our heroes to fight in season three, but with a few familiar faces. But the big difference is that the bases for the season will be more magical / supernatural that before. Phil Klemmer was talking yesterday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour:
At the head of whatever you want to call our evil organization, it's different. Last year it was three characters from the three different shows that form this alliance. This is a non-human entity. This is a much more supernatural, spooky vibe this season. We're dealing more with magic. It's less real-world bad guys.
We'll learn who the big bad is, but we'll also be dealing with a familiar face leading the group according to Marc Guggenheim:
Damian Darhk is going to be the leader of this group in the way Thawne was sort of the boss last year for the Legion of Doom. This group is distinctly led up by Damien. We have a fun way to bring him back that kind of plays into the season-long mythology.
Bring him back in that this is Darhk after he was killed by the Green Arrow. We'll also be seeing Gorilla Grodd according to Klemmer:
It will be a version of him that we have not met yet on any of the shows. It will be the most evolved and powerful form of Grodd. We're actually breaking the episode now.
This will be post Gorilla City Grodd and one of the Legends will actually be on Grodd's side. As for changes going into the third season, Guggenheim said:
We want to give you the sense of a group like we did last year, because that was a lot of fun. There'll be a little bit more rotation, also so we can give you a little bit more of a variety.
Another big change will be what the team is dealing with. Season 2 was about aberrations in time, season three will be about anachronisms, meaning when a figure form history appears in a different time period. One of the examples given was Helen of Troy in 1940's Hollywood and starting a studio war. The villains for season three are exploiting these anachronisms for their own purpose.
The other takeaways from the event. They're trying to get Paul Blackthorne to appear as Quentin Lance in the fifth episode. Wentworth Miller will be back as a 'bizarro' Captain Cold and with the season dealing with the magical and mystical, they are actively trying to get Matt Ryan to reprise his role as John Constantine.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow returns October 10th at 9 PM on the CW.