By Natalie Abrams
March 18, 2017 at 07:00 PM EDT
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With the introduction of a superhero team also comes the arrival of a supervillain cabal in season 2 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Obsidian, Commander Steel (not to be confused with Nick Zano’s Citizen Steel), Vixen (played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Stargirl, and Dr. Mid-Nite will comprise the members of the Justice Society of America alongside the recently introduced Hourman (Patrick J. Adams), as revealed during Legends of Tomorrow‘s Comic-Con panel.

“Even the heroes have heroes,” executive producer Phil Klemmer said. “For us, the JSA is like the golden age generation of superheroes. For our team, it’s like a bunch of modern people meeting that greatest generation. If ours is a family, it’s like getting to meet your [grandparents] and realizing they were real superheroes.”

But they’ll be going up against quite the formidable foes as Arrow baddies Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) and Damian Darhk (Neal McDonough, who will recur) team up with Flash villains Reverse Flash (Matt Letscher, now a series regular) and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) to form the Legion of Doom.

“For season 2 of Legends, we decided that the perfect antagonist for TV’s first-ever team of Super Heroes would be TV’s first-ever team of Super-Villains, recruited from the ranks of Arrow and The Flash’s deadliest adversaries,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim said. “Being huge fans of the Challenge of the Superfriends, we’ve come to call this group our ‘Legion of Doom.’”

In other news, Stephen Amell will also appear as Mayor Oliver Queen in the season premiere, while Johnathon Schaech will be back as Jonah Hex in episode 6. We’ll also apparently meet a number of new flames for Sara Lance (Caity Lotz). “I don’t know if it’s such a romance yet, but Sara’s kind of a player,” Lotz said. “She’s having fun. She’s a little bit of a casanova.”

As for the heroes themselves, season 2 brings an entirely new challenge. “They’re almost victims of their own success,” Klemmer said. “What do you do next after you’ve climbed Everest, what else is there left to conquer?” With the destruction of the Time Council and Oculus, the Legends of Tomorrow have become the new Time Masters. “All matter of time pirate, time criminal, and time douche are now running rampant. Our team don’t look or act like law enforcement. Now they’re in charge of guarding all of history, which makes you worried about all of history.”

For the record, the Legends of Tomorrow team now comprises of Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), Jax (Franz Drameh), Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), Sara Lance, Citizen Steel, and Vixen. But the question remains whether Rip will still be in charge. “There’s an exciting big twist for him quite early on,” Darvill said cryptically.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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