“Legends” Producers Talk Third Season Villains

In terms of scale, the biggest of The CW’s DC shows is “Legends of Tomorrow” with its time travel shenanigans, visits to different locations and historical periods, and the ensemble nature of its cast.

That was especially true last year with multiple villains on hand, most notably former legend Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Neal McDonough’s scenery chewing Damien Darhk. Darhk returns as one of the key villains for the third season, along with new to the series Kuasa – granddaughter of Amaya Jiwe’s Vixen.

Series executive Producer Phil Klemmer explained to CinemaBlend this week about the choice of villains for a new season, why they’re bringing back Darhk and why the choice of Kuasa:

“Well I think the kernel that we are going to begin with is Damien Darhk, and we’ve come up with a way that he can come into our show. You know he was kind of glib and a lighter version of himself last season. We want to give him some real teeth and a real sort of sinister presence, and then we want to slowly build out his dark alliance and again, it would be great if we could take people and creatures from Flash and Arrow.

We saw the Kuasa, characters that have a personal impact on our guys. That Amaya thought she had this destiny to fulfil, this season she’ll learn that her destiny wasn’t just pure, ‘I will have a granddaughter who will become Vixen.’ The idea is always mixed. And the idea that her lineage will also, that there will be a line of evil through her family.

You want bad guys who have enriched our characters’ story personally, as opposed to just two-dimensional ‘I’m a bad guy who wants to rule the world.’ Our show is frothy, and it’s always personal.”

Miller’s Captain Cold has also been confirmed to return for the new season which sees the legends trying to mop up the mess they created when they broke time at the end of last season.

“Legends of Tomorrow” returns on Tuesday October 10th, the same night as “The Flash” which will have its fourth season premiere. That show’s leading man, actor Grant Gustin, has been spotted filming episodes for the new season in an updated version of his suit which features more leather and gold highlights than previous versions.