On Tuesday, the second season to the CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow” came to a close. While the final episode proved true to its word and killed off a substantial amount of titular characters, one of the most heartfelt departures was that of Captain Rip Hunter, as played by Arthur Darvill. Quietly packing a bag and leaving his ship, the Waverider, he felt the team could be left in the very capable hands of teammate Sara Lance, as he departed after giving her a meaningful farewell. While it looked like that might’ve been the last we’d see of Rip, turns out, viewers won’t have to say goodbye to the British captain quite yet.
Talking on Entertainment Weekly Radio (via TVLine) Thursday, “Legends of Tomorrow” showrunner Marc Guggenheim said, “We’ve got plans for Rip for next year. It’s just in a different capacity than him being a member of the team.”
With the second season finale ending with the Legends stuck in 2017 Los Angeles where time has seemingly folded in on itself, leaving dinosaurs and all sorts of chaos running about, fans have wondered how this will affect the other DCTV shows — namely “The Flash” and “Arrow” — and whether the repercussions felt in “Legends of Tomorrow” will be seen in those shows.
Guggenheim answered by, essentially, saying no, explaining that, “We never want television to feel like a homework assignment…That said…there will be an explanation in Season 3 as to why you’re not seeing dinosaurs run through Central City.”
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” stars Brandon Routh as the Atom, Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Firestorm, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave, and Nick Zano as Citizen Steel. The finale did not air at its regular time, but instead aired on Tuesday, April 4th at 8:00 EST on The CW. It is unclear when season three will debut.