John Barrowman has confirmed that he will not be a part of the DCTV Arrowverse for the 2017-2018 season. The actor, who has been a big part of Arrow, appeared in the crossover episodes and was a part of the Legion of Doom in the second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, revealed the news at Planet Comic Con over the weekend and it was tweeted by a fan who was present at the con.
You can read the tweet below, which includes an image of Barrowman onstage at his panel.
— Pilar Pedraza (@Pilarcita) April 29, 2017
If this news is final, which it seems like it is, then it’s a bit saddening. John Barrowman has been a big part of the DCTV universe and his portrayal of Malcolm Merlyn (a character who always seemed to have the upper hand) was enjoyable. Barrowman, no matter which Arrowverse show he was on, always had a big presence and his interactions with the rest of the characters was always fun to watch.
After this news, it looks like Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn will make his final appearance in Arrow’s season five finale. Executive producer Wendy Mericle recently teased his role, which involves legacy. Now that we know that Barrowman won’t be back next season, is it safe to say that his character might get killed off?
What are your thought’s on John Barrowman’s departure from the DCTV Arrowverse? Do you think he’ll ever be back? Will he die in the Arrow season finale? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Source: John Barrowman via Twitter