Any chance of either Jonah Hex or Connor Hawke coming back?
Yeah. For sure. I feel like if we make it back the Old West… I mean, we did have a crazy pitch for Jonah Hex appearing as a future bounty hunter in a Blade Runner-shaped story. We haven’t broken that story yet, but it’s certainly up there on a 3×5 card.
You’ve seen the Hex comic book, yes?
Yeah. I mean, come on. It’s certainly on our wish list, as is a Constantine crossover. It’s on the wish list; we can’t promise it, but you know what – how cool would that be?
Especially with Damien Darhk coming up.
Yes! We’re going to be living in certainly a magical world of the occult. Last season was more grounded in real-life baddies. This season is going to be in a much darker supernatural milleiu.
The Season 3 trailer had a cameo by the B’Wana Beast. Can you talk about how that came about, and are there other Easter eggs we can look forward to in the early episodes?
If you look hard enough at that, it’s PT Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth which we weren’t allowed to say for legal purposes, but yeah. It’s sort of a freak show episode, and there are a number of Easter eggs. There’s actually one massive one that we got the wink-wink okay to put in the background. It’s Marc’s pride and joy, so watch carefully.
You mentioned in the TCA panel that a character like Superman is intimidating, but if you had the chance to write the character in an episode of Legends, would you enjoy that?
I would enjoy it, because I do like putting a mirror up to our Legends and forcing them to channel their best inner selves. I would love that. I would say I would love writing him; it’s just I find it easier to relate to the superheroes that are a little banged up. The Mick Rorys of the world. The people who are still trying to find their purpose. I love an origin story, and that’s why I love having Zari’s character. I loved having Nate Heywood’s discovery in Season 2. I always related to a more coming-of-age, Spider-Man type story. I guess I’m still into somebody who’s just trying to understand what their purpose is with these powers. To me, that’s juicy.
What can you tease about Snart’s return?
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.
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Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show's Official Companions for Seasons 4-7. In addition to covering Legends of Tomorrow, you can find Craig at KSiteTV, GreenArrowTV, KryptonSite, and FlashTVNews.