DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is premiering its seventh season this month (I know, I can’t believe it either!), and with it comes the celebration of their 100th episode! It’s been 100 glorious episodes of epic weirdness, and the series shows no signs of stopping.
This epic milestone will bring with it the return of an original cast member: Wentworth Miller, aka Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, according to Deadline. Before Miller exited Legends of Tomorrow, his first Arrowverse appearance was on The Flash. He eventually joined the unruly heroes of Legends but left after season 3. He popped up again in the 2017 crossover episode “Crisis on Earth-X” and on Batwoman.
Miller was around near the start of the Arrowverse, so his return is very exciting. It’s unfortunate that it’s happening after his Prison Break costar Dominic Purcell left the show — I would have loved to see them reunite! I won’t lose hope just yet; maybe Purcell will pop up. It is a big episode for the series, after all.
Not much is known about the 100th episode, but we do know that it will air on October 27 and be a retrospective about the show’s history. We’ll even get to see Gideon, the human form of the Waverider’s artificial intelligence system, played by Amy Louise Pemberton. Caity Lotz (Sara Lance) will be direct.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season 7 is an “odyssey”
Apart from the 100th episode celebration, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has a jam-packed seventh season to look forward to, according to co-showrunner Keto Shimizu. “This season is really about the Legends having to find their way home,” Shimizu told SyFy Wire. “And it’s, in a way, this is their odyssey. It’s them having to overcome a humongous obstacle — several obstacles — but the biggest one being that they are trapped in a time period that is not their own, and they do not have the tools that they normally have to achieve their goal.”
So, you know, there’s the complication of the messes that they leave in their wake — because they’re the Legends, and they ultimately do [leave messes]. But, you know, the fact that all the resources that they would normally use to achieve what they’re trying to achieve, they are gone — they literally blew up in front of them.
And because those resources are gone, the Legends are stuck in the 1920s. “For the first chunk of episodes, we really are playing in sort of 1920s genre,” Shimizu said. “So we’re really saying like, ‘Okay, we’re in 1925; like, what are the genres we can live in in this time period?’ So we really explore different facets of that period and sort of what is familiar to us that we’ve seen on-screen that takes place in this period. But of course, adding our Legends spin on those genres as always. So that’s been really fun.”
As far as the “big bad” of the season goes, Shimizu isn’t revealing anything just yet. “I won’t say explicitly who our bad guys are, because I think that’ll be a fun discovery for our fans. But I will say you won’t have to wait too long. We are not holding back with our bad guy story this season like we typically would.”
New characters in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season 7
With every season, this series loves to add new characters or mix things up, and season 7 will be no different. Matt Ryan is trading in John Constantine’s trenchcoat to transform into a new character named Gwyn Davies who will meet the Legends while they’re stuck in the 1920s.
“They realize their one glimmer of hope is this scientist working in New York named Gwyn Davies, who works for Edison, and this is the man who supposedly laid the foundation for time travel,” Shimizu explained. “So their goal becomes to find this man and have him invent time travel for them so they can go home. This character is wonderfully portrayed by Matt Ryan. He really disappears into it and he feels so entirely different from John Constantine — which is, I think, really important to set him apart from the previous version of Matt Ryan’s appearances on the show.”
Clearly, there is a lot to look forward to in the seventh season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and as a day one fan, I cannot wait!
h/t Digital Spy