Captain Cold's return to Legends of Tomorrow will be a decidedly different take on the fan-favorite character, who despite his death at the end of the superhero team up series' first season, has been a surprisingly frequent presence in both Legends and The Flash.
Captain Cold (real name Leonard Snart) originated as one of the first villains to take on Barry Allen and his allies on The Flash, and Wentworth Miller's scene chewing, over-the-top performance made him an instant fan favorite. After menacing the scarlet speedster for a couple seasons, Snart and his criminal partner, Mick Rory (also known as Heat Wave) joined the band of misfit heroes and villains who made up the cast of the time travel extravaganza that is Legends of Tomorrow. Snart heroically sacrificed himself to save his friends at the end of the first season, but he appeared last season as a time displaced member of the Legion of Doom, and the show's not done with him yet.
It's unclear how Snart will return once again, but it will be a new take on icy rogue. In an interview with DC Legends TV, executive producer Phil Klemmer offered some cryptic hints about what's to come for Captain Cold and his former Legends allies.
"It will be about as polar opposite as the Snart that he's played on our show. We've got a cool pitch to justify that version of him, which I don't want to give away. But it's going to be really traumatic for Mick Rory, because he has deified this version of his dead partner in his head, and in a way, Snart's return is his greatest wish come true, but the fact that he doesn't get the version that he's held in the back of his mind is deeply unsettling. Rory's made a lot of progress as well in the meantime, but he's certainly not ready to call himself a hero."
It's unclear how this version of the character will differentiate from the season 2 version of Snart, who was pulled from earlier in his own timeline and was still in full on villain mode, helping Eobard Thawne, Malcolm Merlyn, and Damien Dahrk execute their reality altering plans using the Spear of Destiny. That version was returned to his rightful time and had his memory erased, so it's unlikely we're getting a retread of that particular version. Regardless, Miller's Captain Cold is one of the brightest spots in The CW's Arrowverse, and whatever version shows up, he's always a welcome wild card among the Waverider crew.
Legends of Tomorrow season 3 premieres Tuesday, October 10, on The CW.
Source: DC Legends TV