Since the titular team in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow are infamous for messing up the timeline, several fans of the CW series have joked online that the Waverider crew are the ones responsible for the dismal events of 2020. Surprisingly, instead of defending their characters from the allegations, the cast have admitted that their onscreen personas really are to blame for all the insanity that has happened this year so far.
“You could blame the Legends for the whole thing, that the Legends did it,” Tala Ashe (Zari Tomaz/Zari Torazi) said during the show’s virtual panel at Wizard World last weekend. And when Courtney Ford (Nora Darhk) asked “who went back and caused the pandemic,” most of the actors present at the panel agreed that it would probably Gary Green (Adam Tsekhman).
While Nick Zano (Nate Heywood/Steel) noted that Legends of Tomorrow is a show that could easily address the COVID-19 situation given its time-travelling nature, it’s not clear whether or not the superhero series has plans to mention the global health crisis in season 6. Completely leaving the pandemic out of the narrative would seem unrealistic, but tackling it head-on might disappoint viewers who are looking for an escape from the real world.
In addition to Ashe, Ford, Tsekhman, and Zano, also present at the virtual panel were Caity Lotz (Sara Lance), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Amaya Jiwe/Charlie), Jes Macallan (Ava Sharpe), and Matt Ryan (John Constantine). You can watch the entire panel discussion in the video below:
Season 6 of Legends of Tomorrow doesn’t have an exact release date yet but it won’t premiere until at least a couple months into 2021 due to the coronavirus and the show’s usual midseason launch.