Rumor of the day: Legends of Tomorrow introducing this major DC hero in season finale

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Apr 1, 2016, 6:26 PM EDT

We already know The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow will be back for a second season, and the producers have already teased the team could go through some shake-ups once we get there. Rumor has it, they’re apparently lining up a heavy hitter from the DC universe to arrive in the Season 1 finale.

Potential spoilers ahead for the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow season finale!

We heard earlier this week that Patrick J. Adams (Suits) had signed on to play a “beloved superhero from the DC canon,” who will make his debut in the season finale then reportedly recur in the first several episodes of Season 2. Most fans assumed Adams would be playing Booster Gold, since there’ve been rumblings of the character joining the show since its development, but TV Line claims the actor will not be playing Booster.

So, who’s he playing? Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern from the 1940s, according to a new report from Bleeding Cool. The character was recently rebooted as part of DC’s Earth 2 universe, playing a young gay man who is that world’s Green Lantern. Obviously, no word on how Legends might bring the character to life (of it he’ll even technically be a Green Lantern, though that seems like the direction they’re heading). 

If this is true, it would mean Warner Bros. has apparently loosened the reins enough to let The CW universe at least dabble a bit in the Green Lantern mythos, though apparently not enough to use someone a bit more recognizable like Hal Jordan or John Stewart. As for if (and how) Booster Gold might fit into the finale or second season? Who knows, though just because Adams isn’t playing him, that doesn’t mean Booster can’t still pop up, too.

Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursday nights on The CW.


(Via Bleeding Cool, Entertainment Weekly, TV Line)