The Legends officially have a new team member aboard the Waverider!
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Keiynan Lonsdale—AKA Wally West/Kid Flash—will be joining the show as a series regular. Following the departure of both halves of Firestorm from the show (Franz Drameh and Victor Garber), it only seems fitting that one of those spots be filled by Kid Flash.
Wally has hardly been seen in Flash’s current fourth season, with his most recent appearance being in the crossover episodes. He will make his first full appearance in episode 11 of Legends Of Tomorrow’s third season, and then become a full time team member in episode 13.
Executive producer Phil Klemer had this to say in a statement:
“We loved working with Keiynan in our series premiere — the episode in which we learned that in between seasons 2 and 3 he had been fighting crime in Central City with Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood. So when his character stepped away from Flash to go on walkabout, after being dumped and feeling somewhat estranged from his family and team, we knew that Wally West would fit in perfectly on Legends. After all, our show is about a collection of unlikely heroes who all began their journeys questioning who they are and where they belong — only to find those answers while traveling through time and having wacky adventures. So now, Wally West is not only back in the company of old friends from the Arrowverse, he’s fighting alongside a former enemy and career arsonist Mick Rory/Dom Purcell. By the end of this season, Wally will learn that the Legends have a different definition of what it means to be a hero.”
Personally I think the move is a great choice. Usually I’d be against it, as Legends has a tendency to pull characters out of their original shows before they’ve had a chance to shine (Captain Cold/Heatwave being a prime example). In this case however, Flash has had plenty of time with Kid Flash, and has never really known what to do with him. Becoming a regular on Legends could be a great move for the character ot grow and develop. My one question though, is where does this leave any future storylines with Jesse?
Anyways, what do you guys think of the news? Make sure to leave your thoughts below in the comments!
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow Returns On February 23rd at 8pm EST.