Legends of Tomorrow showrunners have revealed the narrative reason for Brandon Routh’s exit from the series.
Last August, Legends of Tomorrow fans were informed that series regulars Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford would be leaving the series during the fifth season. Now, Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford are set to make their final appearance as Ray Palmer and Darhk, respectively, in the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow episode titled “Romeo v Juliet: Dawn of Justness.”
During an interview with Gamespot, Legends of Tomorrow showrunners Phil Klemmer and Keto Shimizu explained that the exit of Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer and Courtney Ford’s Darhk plays into their idea of the Waverider being a place where “damaged souls” stay temporarily. As Keto Shimizu explained, the Legends of the Tomorrow writing team is telling the story of two characters growing apart through the exit of Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer and Courtney Ford’s Darhk:
“We like to tell what are more realistic stories, which is that people come together for a time when they need each other and then when they don’t need each other anymore, they kind of grow apart.And that is definitely the story we’re trying to tell with Ray and Nora. And we think it’s the way that we build up to their departure. I think it’s very loving. It comes from our love of these characters. And it comes from us wanting that story to come to the most satisfying close that we can, both for us as writers, for the actors, and for we hope the audience.
What do you make of the decision to write out Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer and Courtney Ford’s Darhk from Legends of Tomorrow? Drop your thoughts on Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford’s Legends of Tomorrow exit in the comments section below!
Legends of Tomorrow continues with week with the episode titled “A Head of Her Time” and you can read the official synopsis below:
WHEN THE CAPTAIN’S AWAY – When Sara (Caity Lotz) is called away on business, she leaves Ava (Jes Macallan) in charge and Ava tries to impress the team as they try to take on their latest Encore, Marie Antionette. With Zari (Tala Ashe) still on the ship, Behrad (guest star Shayan Sobhian) convinces the team to bring her along on the mission which they all hope isn’t a mistake. Meanwhile, Constantine (Matt Ryan) finally confronts someone from his past with the help of Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), which leads him on a journey through his past. Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Courtney Ford and Olivia Swann also star. Avi Youabian directed the episode written by Morgan Faust (#504). Original airdate 2/18/2020.
Legends of Tomorrow stars Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer / Atom, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance / White Canary, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Charlie, Tala Ashe as Zari Tomaz, Jes Macallan as Ava Sharpe, Courtney Ford as Nora Darhk, Olivia Swann as Astra Logue, Amy Louise Pemberton as Gideon, Nick Zano as Nate Heywood / Steel, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory / Heat Wave, and Matt Ryan as John Constantine.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on The CW.
‘Titans’: ‘Jericho’ Episode Photos Show Off New Look At Deathstroke
DC Universe has released some brand new images from episode #208 of Titans titled "Jericho" featuring a new look at Esai Morales' Deathstroke.
In this selection of eight images, we get our first glimpse at the eighth episode of the second season. Along with a new look at Deathstroke, we get a glimpse at what's next for our group of characters following the events of last week's episode.
"Jericho" is set to premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 25. You can start the gallery of new images by clicking "Next."
Here is the official synopsis for season 2:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke's children. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.
Titans season two is now streaming on DC Universe.