The CWs Legends of Tomorrow has remained fresh over the course of six seasons due to a changing cast, which included both the replacement of new leading actors and existing actors to play new characters. At a San Diego Comic-Con virtual panel, the cast and showrunners unveiled two major upheavals coming for Season 7.
Matt Ryan has played exorcist and occultist John Constantine since 2014, first on NBCs Constantine and then the DC Comics character as a guest star on season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow before joining the main cast in season 4. This will be Ryan’s final season in the role.
“We love Constantine, we want the best for you, but at some point you have to be honest about who this character is,” said co-showrunner Phil Klemmer to Ryan.
This season was a little roller coaster ride for John, who happily fell in love with celebrity and wind totem carrier Zari Tomaz (Tala Ashe). But after John lost his magic through a spell to stop British occultist Aleister Crowley, he went down a dark path using blood to regain his powers.
“I think we had storylines in previous seasons Hell blazer“Said Ryan. “This season is an open book about how we can mess up John ourselves.”
Klemmer said he wasn’t expecting a happy ending for John, who has a long history of self-destructive behavior and attempts at redemption. But while the character will go his own way, Ryan will stick around to play Gwyn Price, a Welshman who may be able to help the legends if they are stuck 100 years in the past. Gwyn doesn’t appear to be based on an existing DC Comics character.
“John as a character goes through his comic book history alone,” said Ryan. “I’m so excited to play another role on this show and create a new role with everyone.”
Season six will also be the final season for Dominic Purcell, who has played the pyromaniac Mick Rory since the show’s first season. Another cast member will get a bigger role, however, as Amy Pemberton joins the main cast. The voice of the AI computer of the Legends Time Ship, the Waverider, will appear in person in Season 7.
The panel also previewed a sizzling roll showing some of the genre hopping episodes that will appear during the remainder of Season 6. Co-captains Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) and Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) get their wedding from immortal tech bro Bishop (Raffi Barsoumian) and the Legends have to compete in homage to an alien bowling league The great Lebowski directed by Macallan. This episode was so expensive that the showrunners had to do a bottle episode to save money a notice of an increasingly out of control Constantine.
The role also revealed that Kayla (Aliyah O’Brien), the alien who laid a bunch of eggs in Rory’s skull after a passionate rendezvous, will return. Rory currently thinks she is dead because he left her on a planet full of lizard monsters, but this happy reunion will likely pave the way for Rory’s exit from the show. At least one episode will also feature stumbling on mushrooms, which wouldn’t be the first time for many characters in the series.
Alien abducted Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz (Lisseth Chavez) was a newcomer this season but will stay in season 7. Expect to further develop the friendship she made with Astra Logue (Olivia Swann), a sorceress who grew up in Hell.
“We want to play with this really nurturing friendship between these two women who had really difficult lives,” said co-showrunner Keto Shimizu. “Your personalities are so different and your upbringing is so different, but there is a core of trauma and loss. We love the connection you two have so much. “
For fans of all the music numbers featured on the show this year, Legends of Tomorrow will also release an album. Tracks include the David Bowie-inspired “Space Girl” and music from the show’s “The Ex-Factor” vocal competition series. The cast said they’d love to do more musicals in the future and suggested riffs Red mill! and Yellow submarine.