Is Sgt. Rock finally appearing in Season 2 of “Legends of Tomorrow”?
In a recent interview with IGN, Marc Guggenheim confirmed that he and his fellow executive producers have always wanted to bring the Sgt. Rock into the series. However, viewers have to wait a little longer before it happens.
“He’s always a possibility. We always talk about it,” Guggenheim said of bringing Sgt. Rock to TV. Although the exec producer admitted that they considered introducing the character in the upcoming installment, they ultimately thought that it isn’t the right time yet.
“We talked about it in the 1940s [Justice Society story], and we thought we’ve got enough heroes with the JSA,” said Guggenheim, who noted that Sgt. Rock remains to be one of their reserved characters for the show.
“There’s certain characters that are constantly on our whiteboard, as ‘Oh, this will be fun... This will be fun!’ Sgt. Rock, we’ll get to him eventually. It’s just a matter of time,” the exec producer said.
According to Comicbook.com, Sgt. Rock was first rumored to appear on the show last February when his iconic helmet was featured in the official Instagram account of DC Comics.
Created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert, Sgt. Rock first appeared in the 1959’s comics “Our Army at War” #83. He was the leader of the legendary Easy Company, a World War II U.S. Army infantry that fought against the Nazi army for most of their war-time operations. Sgt. Rock later became a top-ranking general in Lex Luthor’s administration, and died protecting the president during Our Worlds at War.
Although the Legends won’t be meeting Sgt. Rock anytime soon, the group of Time Masters will be interacting with a number of new heroes in the forthcoming installment, and they include Amaya Jiwe / Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Henry Heywood, Sr. / Commander Steel (Matthew MacCaull), Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl (Sarah Grey) and Todd James Rice / Obsidian (Lance Henriksen).
All four new characters are members of JSA, and they will have a quite memorable first meeting with the Legends.
“It’s all going to kick off with an epic battle between the Justice Society and the Legends,” Guggenheim said at the San Diego Comic-Con last July (via Comic Book Resources) of how the relationship between the two groups will start. “It’s required that every time there’s more than one superhero in any place at any given time, they have to fight. We’re honoring that rule and that tradition straight out of the gate.”
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“Legends of Tomorrow” Season 2 will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. on The CW.