Leonard Snart no longer a Legends of Tomorrow series regular, will be a series regular across all three shows
WARNING: THIS STORY CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 1X15 – “DESTINY,” WHICH AIRED ON MAY 12, 2016!
With Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow all sharing a universe (and with Supergirl possibly joining them), it’s not unusual to see cast members from one show making guest appearances on one or both of the other shows. But Wentworth Miller will now be the first actor actually contracted to appear as a series regular for no one specific show, but rather all three of them.
As fans witnessed in last night’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, Miller’s Leonard Snart (AKA Captain Cold) sacrificed himself and was killed destroying the Oculus Wellspring and the Vanishing Point. This being a show about time travel, after all, it appears Snart is not as dead as we were lead to believe.
Deadline reports that Miller’s new contract with Warner Bros. Television doesn’t tie him to any specific series, but he will be a regular on all three series. According to co-creator/executive producer Greg Berlanti, that was the plan all along: “We always knew that he wouldn’t be a permanent member of The Waverider. We also knew we loved him on the show and all the shows, Flash as well.”
As previously mentioned, actors frequently make guest appearances across all three Arrowverse shows, but according to Berlanti, this is “the first contract not applicable to just one show. In success we hope to continue with other characters finding their way across all the shows.”
Berlanti compares the flexibility of the new contract to the DC Comics universe from whence the Arrowverse characters are born: “What it really emulates to us is the comic books themselves where there really are a cast of characters. [Miller] won’t be part of the team of Legends on board of The Waverider next year, he will have a very active role on the show.”
Casting calls have already revealed that Legends is adding new male and female cast members next year, along with Patrick J. Adams’ mysterious new character set to appear in next week’s season finale.
Berlanti teases the changes ahead for Season Two, and discusses the anthology nature of the show: “One of joys and advantages is that it allows us to change in success who is on The Waverider and not. Flash and Arrow are very much about building one team, while there is an anthology element to Legends. Every year for this show people should expect a new adventure. There will be new teammates, a new big bad. Mixing and matching things is part of the fun of the show.”