Looks like the Justice Society of America has enlisted a new team member set to make his debut in the second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed that iZombie villain Matthew MacCaull (Tomorrowland, Star Trek Beyond) has been cast as Henry Heywood Sr., aka Commander Steel. Just yesterday, executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed the official logo for the DC Comics superhero team.
Commander Steel was created back in 1978 (and the series was set in 1939) in Steel: The Indestructible Man, which was written by Captain America writer Gerry Conway. The series was canceled after only five issues, and the hero later made appearances in Justice League of America. In the comics, the first Commander Steel (there were three of them) was not a member of the Justice Society, but a member of the All-Star Squadron and Amanda Waller’s Shadow Fighters. It was rather his grandson, Nathan Haywood, who was a member of the Justice Society.
But that will change in Legends of Tomorrow, where MacCaull's Commander Steel is a member of the Justice Society of America who will appear alongside the still-uncast Obsidian, Stargirl, and Dr. Mid-Nite, as well as Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and the already introduced Hourman (Patrick J. Adams).
There are no details about the character’s appearance on the show yet (in the pages of the comics, he was a cyborg with super strength) beside the fact that he is the grandfather of Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), aka Citizen Steel, who will also be in Season 2. Since Legends of Tomorrow features loads of time travel, it’s not hard to believe both characters will appear on screen at the same time while being roughly the same age. Should be fun!
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns on Oct. 13 on The CW. What do you think of Matthew MacCaull as Commander Steel? Are you excited to see the character being introduced on the superhero TV series?