Spoilers for Legends of Tomorrow’s Season 3 finale “The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly” follow. Turn away now if you haven't seen the episode yet and don't want to be spoiled.
Last night’s episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow featured some major cast changes as Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) apparently met his demise, Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) left the Waverider to return to her Zambesi village (though she's still attached as a series regular next year), and Constantine (Matt Ryan) returned in the final minutes to set up his addition as a series regular for Season 4.
Speaking to TV Guide, co-showrunner Phil Klemmer revealed that there will be even more changes as the Arrowverse TV series will continue to have some fun with shaking up the current cast lineup. There’s also a good chance that one or two of our Legends may turn to the dark side, and that a new hero may join the team in Season 4.
“There are more changes coming,” Klemmer said. ‘We don’t want Legends to just remain in stasis. We’re gonna have at least a legend, if not two, kind of breaking bad next season. And then, presumably, we’ll find another new Legend along the way.”
Legends of Tomorrow saw a lot of alterations to its team roster this season. New team member Zari (Tala Ashe) was introduced in the third episode of Season 3. Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) died during the Crisis on Earth-X event series, which led to Jefferson’s (Franz Drameh) departure soon after. Then Wally West/Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) crossed over from The Flash to become a new series regular when he was brought on board by Rip.
While Klemmer offered no clue as to which DC character could “presumably” be joining the crew of the Waverider, we at least know that Season 4 will “get into the world of fantastic myths and monsters a bit more” since the Legends’ plan to release Mallus backfired big time, opening the door for those creatures to enter our world. This in turn explains the need for Constantine to come on board full-time next season.
However, fear not. Despite going a bit darker next season, Legends of Tomorrow will still be a time-traveling series at its core. “We'll always be a time travel show but I think the genre thing really frees us up to do a lot of cool stories,” Klemmer concluded.
What do you think of the possibility that some of our Legends may turn to the dark side next season? Which new hero would you like to see join the crew of the Waverider?
(via TV Guide)