iZombie star Matthew MacCaull has been cast as Commander Steel in the upcoming second season of Legends of Tomorrow. If you recall, it was revealed during Comic-Con that the hero is one of the confirmed members of the Justice Society of America that we’ll see in The CW series, along with Stargirl, Obsidian and Dr. Mid-Nite.
For those of you unfamiliar with the character, Henry Heywood was created by Gerry Conway and Don Heck in 1978 and had his body reinforced and enhanced with steel in order to fight for his country during World War II. Interestingly, Commander Steel is the grandfather of Dr. Nate Heywood (who will be played by Nick Zano), so they’ll obviously meet thanks to time travel.
Unfortunately, further details about Legends of Tomorrow‘s take on the hero have not been revealed, so how he’ll factor into the show now remains to be seen. What we do know is that the Legends will be teaming up with the JSA to take on the Legion of Doom, a group consisting of villains like Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher) and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller).
Legends of Tomorrow season two will premiere on October 13th, so more details will hopefully be revealed ni the next month or so.
Source: Entertainment Weekly