The latest hero to join Legends of Tomorrow will challenge the team and force Ray to rethink his priorities. After the events of last season, this fall will see the Legends saving time from themselves. While they’ll still be journeying through time and encountering historical figures like Julius Caesar and P.T. Barnum, they’ll also be repairing the damage they caused in the finale. Time itself is in flux, and the Legends will have to make some hard choices to set things right.
Along the way, the team will also have to content with a growing group of supervillains. Captain Cold will be returning in some capacity, along with Vixen villain Kausa. Damien Darhk will also be back, and better than ever. And to top things off, Gorilla Grodd will be joining Legends this season. But it won’t just be rogues coming to the show. The Legends will pick up hacktavist Zari in a dystopian future, and she’ll force the team to rethink how they operate.
CBR heard from Tala Ashe (Zari) and Brandon Routh (Ray) during Comic-Con, and they outlined how the new team member will rock the boat. Straight-laced Ray will be especially affected by Zari’s presence, according to Ashe.
“Zari is challenging to all the Legends at first. Ray is a glass half full guy and she struggles with that, because of what she’s seen. I think that they’re also going to bond in that. Opposites attract in that way.”
Given that the show has attempted to pair Ray with nearly every female character on the show, it’s not surprising they’ll attempt the same with Zari. Still, the character may provide a good counterbalance to the altruistic hero, as Routh says Ray will be forced to reconsider how he uses technology and time travel to help people.
“Zari… presents a different view on technology and what it can do. Even more of her pessimistic view of the world, she challenges Ray to do more with his technology and inventions, in trying to help change the world. That’s a conflict with Ray. Do I really try to change time for the better or do I just keep it the way it is? How much can I really affect it?”
While the idea of the Legends is that they save time from those who harm it, often times they’re actually altering history wherever they see injustice. As a result, changing things for the better has always been their M.O. While it’s usually small things, the entire first season saw the Legends trying to stop Vandal Savage’s reign.
With Zari on board, however, it looks like the Legends will once again try and tweak time for the better. And considering how much damage they did last season, it’s not as if things could go much worse for them.
Legends of Tomorrow season 3 premieres on Tuesday, October 10 at 9pm on The CW.
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