“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” executive producer Phil Klemmer says that the series is “actively campaigning” to get Matt Ryan’s John Constantine involved in the show’s third season.
Ryan played the character on NBC’s short-lived “Constantine,” and reprised the role for a guest spot in the fourth season of “Arrow”. The talk was that he might eventually become a regular on ‘Legends’ for the second season, but that didn’t pan out.
The new season reportedly deals with a much more supernatural and vibe, the focus being on “the occult and monsters”. This ties into the new ‘Legend’ onboard this year, Tala Ashe as Zari – a character based on the comics character Isis and a hacktivist from the year 2042 who pushes the ‘Legends’ to not just fix, but actively improve history.
The spookier vibe is why Damian Darhk (Neal McDonough) is returning as a villain. This Darkh won’t be the younger more fun version from last year, he’ll be the much darker, post-“Arrow” resurrected from the dead version. Darhk will serve as the leader of the group of villains, with Gorilla Grodd also appearing and being “the most evolved and powerful form of Grodd” to date.
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” returns on October 10th.