While The CW may have finished their Television Critics Association Winter previews, news about the Arrowverse is still being released. Yesterday, Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart) attended the press tour to promote the revival of his critically acclaimed FOX series, Prison Break. His reason for being there, however, didn’t stop him from revealing some interesting information about his character’s return to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
For six months, we’ve known that Captain Cold will be joining the Legion of Doom and so far, we’ve just been left to guess which version of the character we would see when he returns. Finally, we have an answer:
“My sense is that if Snart comes back into the storyline via his present day incarnation, then he’s a straight up villain. He hasn’t gone on that first season Legends of Tomorrow journey yet, so when we meet him again — quote unquote alive in 2017 — I imagine that he’s going to be much like when we first met him the first season on The Flash, which I’m looking forward to, because it means I get to arc to a completely different place.”
There you have it. Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) will be traveling back to before Snart got on the Waverider and snatching him from history. This no doubt leaves a bigger question as how that affects the past if he never joined the team…but we’ll leave that for the show to answer.
As you might expect (or as you may remember from Legends‘ first season), the Captain doesn’t like taking orders. Miller says to “expect fireworks” between the four baddies once he joins the group.
Obviously, seeing their old friend as a bad guy once more is going to be a shock for all the Legends, but especially Snart’s best friend and (literal/former) partner in crime, Mick (Dominic Purcell). As you may remember, in the middle of last season, Lenny and Mick had a falling out when it looked like they were on opposite sides–Mick wanted to stay a criminal while Lenny was lightening up to the idea of becoming a Legend.
However, with Snart gone, Mick has started to accept his place on the team. In the midseason finale, Snart even returned as a hallucination to talk some sense into his old friend and remind him of who he is. So how will the real Snart react to seeing the “well-trained puppy” Mick’s become?
“I think he’d be disappointed. I also think some of that disappointment would steam from being triggered by watching his former buddy, a hard criminal, show a softer, more heroic side, because that might mean to Snart that he, too, is capable of showing a softer, more heroic side. I’m looking forward to their interaction for sure.”
Finally, there’s the matter of a certain kiss that happened seconds before Snart heroically sacrificed himself to save the world. Brace yourselves for WestAllen all over again, Captain Canary fans. Sara (Caity Lotz) will remember the kiss. Lenny will not.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns on January 24th at 8/7c on The CW, immediately following the midseason premiere of The Flash.