As is the case with any TV series, you have your standout characters that steal the show whenever they appear on screen. Perhaps you’ll agree with me here, because, in my opinion, Captain Cold and Heat Wave have risen above the rest of the pack when it comes to Legends of Tomorrow. Played by Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, respectively, these two thieves-turned-heroes went from being relatively unknown to the mainstream to being household names thanks to some fine performances.
Unfortunately, Miller’s Leonard Snart met his end in season 1’s finale, but with this being a time traveling show, he returned in season 2 – albeit in a different capacity. You see, the Legion of Doom plucked him from earlier in the timeline, right before he signed up with Rip Hunter and the others. Thus, we met a more ruthless version of him, much to the chagrin of the ever-evolving Mick Rory.
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Now, we do know that Snart will somehow be involved in season 3, but the parameters of how he’ll return remain a mystery. Regardless, the wait shouldn’t be much longer, especially when you consider that leaked set photos confirmed that he’ll take part in this fall’s big DC TV crossover – and with a revamped costume, no less.
But beyond that, it looks like we won’t be seeing much more of the fan favorite, as Miller himself posted the following on his Instagram page:
Currently shooting some of my final episodes as “Captain Cold/Leonard Snart” on the CW’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and THE FLASH…
Grateful – now and in advance – to a pair of talented casts and hardworking crews… Thank you…
I’ve had a tremendous time playing this character… It’s been an opportunity, an education, and a f-cking blast…
With love and respect. -W.M.
When you consider that Legends is currently shooting a couple episodes guest starring Matt Ryan’s Constantine, you have to assume that whatever’s in the works may be significant enough to assist in Snart’s exit from the Arrowverse. Either way, he’ll truly be missed.
Legends of Tomorrow airs on Tuesday nights on The CW.