More details about Jewel Staite's Legends of Tomorrow character emerge

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Dec 26, 2019, 2:51 PM EST (Updated)

Ever since it was announced that Jewel Staite (Firefly, Stargate Atlantis) was joining the cast of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Rachel Turner, who is said to be “a descendant of a long line of inventors — one of whom turns out to be someone from the DC Universe,” speculations have run rampant as to which Arrowverse character she could be related to.

Now we have some more info about that.

During the Television Critics Association press tour, KSiteTV had an interesting chat with the show’s executive producer, Phil Klemmer, who offered some tantalizing hints about Rachel Turner.

“She’s related to one of our heroes. We will find that she’s not a person off the street. We are going into the most distant future that we will be visiting, and we will find that she is the biological result of something that one of our characters either directly or indirectly did before their recruitment in the pilot, in 2016. As we know, when we pull our characters out of the timeline, they cease to have an effect on the future, but this will be a sort of Ghost of Christmas Future where somebody will realize that something that they did before they left had a butterfly effect on the future that will effectively — they will have aided and abetted Vandal Savage’s rise to power.”

Interesting. Now, if some of you are thinking about Scandal Savage here, Klemmer was quick to shut down that idea but revealed whether that particular DC Comics character would appear on The CW’s new superhero series.

“I don’t think we’ll see her in this season, but there have been a number of Scandal Savage pitches that have been on the table at one time or another. I just don’t know if we’re going to have room for her.”

In the wake of Phil Klemmer's comments about Rachel Turner, do you have a clearer idea as to which of our time-traveling Legends Rachel Turner will be related to? Place your bets!

DC's Legends of Tomorrow premieres on Jan. 21.

(via KSiteTV)