Despite Legends of Tomorrow not conducting a San Diego Comic-Con panel of its own this past weekend, there is some news to share regarding the series. Sure, it may not commence its fifth season until early 2020, but production is already underway. That said, complete radio silence is virtually impossible.
Since season 4 concluded, we’ve all naturally assumed that Astra will be the big bad once the saga resumes. After all, when we last saw the little girl who was condemned to Hell, it was revealed that she actually aged up – and thrived – while there. Not only that, but she’ll soon unleash some of history’s most vile people on the timestream.
Still, it’s always satisfying to receive confirmation, and that’s exactly what executive producer Keto Shimizu has done by way of Entertainment Weekly, saying:
“We’re so excited about having Astra back this season as our big bad. A lot of what Constantine is going to be dealing with this is season is his very complicated relationship with her and a desire to save her despite all the pain and trouble she’s putting us through.”
If you followed NBC’s ill-fated Constantine series, then Legends of Tomorrow finally picking up this storyline left hanging for years must be highly satisfying. And with Matt Ryan confirmed as returning as a series regular for at least another season, we’re sure to be granted closure.
As of this moment, no concrete date has been given for Legends of Tomorrow‘s return, but January may be a solid bet because of the show’s inclusion in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event. Keep watching this space in the coming months as more develops.