The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow has stayed contemporary over the course of six seasons via a rotating forged that has concerned each swapping in new principal actors and letting present performers play new characters. At a digital San Diego Comedian-Con panel, the forged and present runners revealed two main shakeups coming for season 7.
Matt Ryan has been enjoying the exorcist and occultist John Constantine since 2014, first on NBC’s Constantine after which bringing the DC Comics character to visitor star in season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow earlier than becoming a member of the principle forged in season 4. This will probably be Ryan’s final season within the position.
“We love Constantine, we would like one of the best for you, however in some unspecified time in the future it’s a must to be trustworthy about who that character is,” co-showrunner Phil Klemmer instructed Ryan.
This season has been a little bit of a curler coaster for John, who began fortunately in love with socialite and wind totem-bearer Zari Tomaz (Tala Ashe). However after John misplaced his magic resulting from a spell forged to cease British occultist Aleister Crowley, he went down a darkish path through the use of blood to regain his powers.
“I feel in earlier seasons we’ve used storylines from Hellblazer,” Ryan stated. “This season is an open e-book of how can we mess John up ourselves.”
Klemmer stated to not anticipate a contented ending for John, who has an extended historical past of self damaging conduct and makes an attempt at redemption. However whereas the character will probably be going his personal method, Ryan will probably be staying to play Gwyn Worth, a Welshman who might be able to assist the Legends once they’re caught 100 years previously. Gwyn doesn’t appear to be primarily based on an present DC Comics character.
“John as a personality all through his comedian e-book historical past walks alone,” Ryan stated. “I’m so excited to be doing one other position on this present and creating a brand new position with all people.”
Season six can even be the ultimate season for Dominic Purcell, who has performed the pyromaniac felony Mick Rory because the present’s first season. Nevertheless, one other authentic performer will probably be getting an even bigger position as Amy Pemberton joins the principle forged. The voice of the AI laptop of the Legends’ time ship, the Waverider, she’ll be showing within the flesh in season 7.
The panel additionally previewed a sizzle reel displaying off a few of the genre-hopping episodes coming throughout the remainder of season 6. Co-captains Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) and Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) could have their marriage ceremony crashed by immortal tech bro Bishop (Raffi Barsoumian) and the Legends might want to compete towards an alien bowling league in a tribute to The Massive Lebowski directed by Macallan. That episode was so costly that the showrunners wanted to do a bottle episode to economize, so the crew winds up trapped in a sport of Clue by an more and more uncontrolled Constantine.
The reel additionally confirmed that Kayla (Aliyah O’Brien), the alien who laid a bunch of eggs in Rory’s cranium after a passionate tryst, will probably be returning. Rory presently thinks she’s useless as a result of he left her on a planet filled with lizard monsters, however that comfortable reunion will probably pave the way in which for Rory’s exit from the present. At the least one episode can even contain tripping on mushrooms, which wouldn’t be the primary time for lots of the present’s characters.
Alien abductee Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz (Lisseth Chavez) was a newcomer this season, however will probably be sticking round for season 7. Count on extra growth of the friendship she’s shaped with Astra Logue (Olivia Swann), a sorceress who was raised in hell.
“We need to play with this actually nurturing friendship between these two ladies who had actually tough lives,” stated co-showrunner Keto Shimizu. “Your personalities are so completely different and your upbringing is so completely different, however there’s a core of trauma and loss. We love the connection that you just two have a lot.”
For followers of all of the music numbers which were featured on the present this yr, Legends of Tomorrow can even be releasing an album. Tracks will embrace the David Bowie-inspired “Area Lady” and music from the present’s singing competitors episode “The Ex-Issue.” The forged stated they’d like to do extra musicals sooner or later, suggesting riffs on Moulin Rouge! and Yellow Submarine.