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The Legion of Doom may have been disbanded, but it’s not the last we’ve seen of their members!
It was announced at Comic-Con International on Saturday that Wentworth Miller and Neal McDonough will return to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in season 3 as Captain Cold and Damien Darhk, respectively.
Miller, who will recur, was an original cast member whose character died at the end of season 1 but returned as an earlier iteration of the character, a member of the Legion of Doom. But this will be a brand new iteration of the character. “Mick Rory needs his pal, but unfortunately he’s not going to get the version of his pal that he remembers,” EP Phil Klemmer said during the panel.
Added EP Marc Guggenheim: “We’re obviously really excited to bring Wentworth back on the show for a few episodes, but a different iteration of Mr. Snart. Chaos and merriment will ensue.”
McDonough, meanwhile, first appeared as Damien Darhk on Arrow before the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher) picked him up from an earlier point in the timeline to join the Legion. When the Legion was destroyed, Damien was then deposited back in 1987. McDonough will now be a series regular. “We’ll be meeting a new version of Damien Darhk, a little less silly, a little more formidable,” Klemmer said.
It also was confirmed that Arthur Darvill will return as Rip Hunter in a recurring capacity. Rip basically will be going up against the Legends once again but in a different capacity as the head of the Time Bureau. “Last season, the Legends were the only game in town,” Klemmer said. “Now they’re competing with the best and brightest. Rip Hunter has reconstituted what the Time Masters were, so the existential question for the Legends is where do we fit into this universe?”
They’ll certainly need all the help they can get in fixing time, especially when another villain arises in the form of Kuasa, the sister of Mari McCabe, a.k.a. Megalyn E.K.’s Vixen. “We’re really excited about that,” Guggenheim said. “We’re looking forward to the inevitable confrontation between Maisie’s character and her great granddaughter.”
Meanwhile, a new hero will eventually join the team in Zari Adrianna Tomaz (Tala Ashe), a Muslim-American woman from the year 2030. In her future, technological advances have brought about significant change to civilization, but humanity’s fear, prejudice, and mistreatment of the planet have prompted her to become a “gray hat hacktivist.”
They’ll meet Zari in 2030, which has seemingly been decimated by what the Legends have wrought. “She’s seen the fallout from 2017 and in this dystopian future, they’re going to butt heads at first,” Ashe said. “It’ll be interesting to see how that unfolds and becomes a part of the team.” But she may also find herself at loggerheads with the team, particularly Ray (Brandon Routh). “Rather than fixing history you should improve history, so they don’t quite see eye to eye on that,” she said. “She might be a little glass half-empty.”
For Sara (Caity Lotz), we may get to see a more solid love interest. “It’s definitely time for Sara to maybe settle down, or at least have a relationship that’s at least more than a role in the hay,” Klemmer said. “It’s hard when you’re traveling through time. This season, we’re really looking to [do that].” Added Guggenheim: “It’s definitely been a priority of ours this season to re-establish Sara’s bisexuality. It’s a big important thing for us to re-establish that part of her character.”
While it’s unclear whether Sara will get to meet Earth-2 Laurel Lance doppelgänger Black Siren (Katie Cassidy), Lotz thinks “it would be really hard, because you see this person like you’re my sister and there’s so much love there and all the pain and everything,” she said. “To see that person who is your sister but is not your sister, I don’t even know how you deal with that.” Guggenheim then revealed that question is vital to what we’ll be seeing on Arrow next season. “She’s a different Laurel Lance,” he said. “She’s a Laurel Lance of a parallel universe. That’s a big question, a big piece of the story we have to tell with the new iteration of Laurel: How much of the Laurel that you know and love is in there?”
As for what’s next for the team, we’re going to get a swap between Stein (Victor Garber) and Jax (Franz Drameh) “We have a concept, which we may or may not be able to afford,” Klemmer said. “We have a new character named FireStein, so it’s a Freaky Friday situation, so get ready to impersonate one another.” Plus: We may get to see Routh play his brother Sydney this season!
In other news, Guggenheim revealed that Amy Pemberton will reprise her role as the real-life Gideon in the season premiere. “You’re going to be seeing her more Gideon,” Guggenheim said of season 3. Further, the producers revealed they’ve talked to Matt Ryan about appearing as Constantine. There will also be an ’80s-themed episode that explores Ray’s childhood, and we’ll get to meet his mom.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.