DC's Legends of Tomorrow finally returns for its final nine episodes next week (taking over Supergirl’s spot) and the back half of Season 3 will bring with it some changes.
While next week will see John Constantine (Matt Ryan) return for a brief stint in a supernatural, exorcism-driven episode, the Waverider will get a new full-time team member in Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) when Kid Flash arrives the following week (more on that later). Jonah Hex (Johnathon Schaech) will also pop up at some point.
SYFY WIRE's Mike Avila caught up with star Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, for a red carpet interview during the recent premiere of The CW's Black Lightning. Routh opened up about how the team deals with Firestorm's exit from the Waverider: Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber), having died during the "Crisis on Earth-X" crossover, and Jefferson 'Jax' Jackson (Franz Drameh), having left at the end of the midseason finale.
"It takes a couple of episodes for the team to start to move on and reform and then it becomes something different. But it's good, too," Routh told us. "They can't help but move forward and pick up the pieces. Ray has to do a little more of the tech stuff. Zari has to take care of some more of the engineering stuff. And the team moves on because the Darhks aren't stopping."
It was recently revealed via Entertainment Weekly that what brings Wally over from The Flash (where he has mostly been a non-presence this season) to Legends of Tomorrow on the Feb. 19 episode is none other than a certain former Time Master and Time Bureau founder, played by Arthur Darvill. "Wally is brought to the team by Rip Hunter, of all people, and once he meets them, he realizes this is a good group to stay with," said executive producer Marc Guggenheim.
Although Routh said he won't be partnered more than usual with a particular character for the rest of the season, he did say we'll get to see a bit more interaction between him and Dominic Purcell's Mick Rory (yes, please). Much more in our video interview above!
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.