After a short winter hiatus, things are kicking back into gear for The CW’s Arrowverse. The Flash continues dealing with the fallout of Savitar’s prophecy, Arrow is knee-deep in Prometheus’ plan and a search for the next Black Canary, and Supergirl has to deal with a whole lot of aliens. Over on Legends of Tomorrow, meanwhile, they’ve got problems of their own. Aside from the usual issues of fixing time anomalies and saving history, they’ve got their own batch of rogues to contend with in the coming weeks.
For starters, Black Flash, who may be the new version of Zoom, will be making life very hard for the Legends. On top of that, they’ve got another evil speedster to contend with in the form of Reverse-Flash. Also known as Eobard Thawne, the villainous Speed Force user has teamed up with Arrow foes Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn to form the Legion of Doom. We’ve already seen their tonight’s episode teased, and it looks like Rip Hunter will be getting the worst of their evil machinations. Meanwhile, there’s one more member of the supervillain team that’s still waiting in the wings, and he’ll be putting our heroes on ice.
It’s been long-teased that Captain Cold will rejoin the series, and when he does he’ll be returning to his evil ways with the Legion. CBR recently spoke to Reverse-Flash actor Matt Letscher and asked him when fans can expect Leonard Snart to reappear in the flesh and what he’ll be up to when he does.
“Well, I can’t tease too much, other than to say he’s definitely on his way. He’s going to be here shortly, in the next few episodes. He is going to be a full-fledged member of the Legion of Doom and be very valuable to them on multiple fronts. Eobard has done his homework in this regard, and he’s recruited somebody who’s fully on board with the Legion of Doom’s mission and he also understands the complications that Captain Cold’s relationship with the Legends… the psychological complications that inform Eobard and his plans. That’s probably about all I can tease, but it’s really fun!”
Unsurprisingly, Letscher isn’t able to reveal much. It’s likely for the best, though, as the mystery of when Snart will return and why he’ll be fighting against the Legends will be worth seeing play out. Letscher does tease the conflict that Snart will encounter, however, in facing his former friends. It’ll be interesting to see whether his change of heart influences Mick, who’s always been more prone to play in the shades of gray between good and bad.
Either way, this new version of the Legion of Doom is shaping up to be quite different from the previous TV incarnations and what we’ve seen in the comics. In the other adapations of the group, Cold has usually been a member, but Merlyn and Darhk haven’t (not surprising given their relative obscurity outside of the Arrowverse). Reverse-Flash has also never joined the group, though that feels like an oversight given his long history of fighting against the Flash. This season of Legends of Tomorrow has been shaping up to be a lot more fun and focused than its predecessor, so whatever changes they make will likely work out in the show’s favor.
Legends of Tomorrow continues Tuesday, January 31 with ‘The Legion of Doom’ at 9pm on The CW.