Legends of Tomorrow will be coming back to The CW next year, and it’s time to have a look at what fans of the show should expect from season 5.
The twistiest and turniest show on The CW, Legends of Tomorrow, is back next year. There are comic book shows that give their fans a predictable rush of action-packed excitement, and then there’s Legends. Since its relatively humble beginnings as a show about time hunters, the series hasn’t been afraid to mix things up a few times.
Season 4 was the biggest gambit yet, with the building of a theme park becoming the team’s key strategy in overcoming the forces of evil. While some may have thought they’d stumbled into a Technicolor movie musical, others were caught up in the fantastical battle against demon Neron.
The fallout from that appears to have led to another shift in tone, as well as some potentially juicy developments for the main characters. While we wait for Season 5 to land, let’s take a look at what to expect this time round…
When can we see it?
Season 5 officially premieres midseason 2020. That’s from the horse’s mouth, so all we have to do is count down the days. While it may take its sweet time to arrive, fans can reassure themselves that there won’t be a mammoth 4-month wait between one half and the other, as with last season.
Crisis On Infinite Earths Crossover
The cameo appearance of the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) in the finale suggests a tie-in to this epic story arc. Well, it doesn’t just suggest it – it wraps the idea in a brick and throws it through the viewer’s window. Producers even had him munching popcorn disparagingly over the Legends’ Season 4 masterplan.
This negative review from inside the show itself indicates to some that plot elements in ‘Hey World!’ will have an impact on events of the upcoming Crisis. And it would be pretty crazy if Legends didn’t at least play a small part in the ambitious 5 part saga.
Where next for the Legends?
People come and go in the Legends team and things certainly got a shake-up this year, courtesy of new series regular John Constantine (Matt Ryan). With the heroes up against some true bad guys and girls next year, things are likely to get darker. Constantine will no doubt be in the thick of this type of action. Though they may want to hang onto Ryan, as commentators are now asking for a second season of the character’s short-lived solo series.
A major detail of the Season 4 finale was the replacement of Zari (Tala Ashe) with brother Behrad (Shayan Sobhian). With the family timeline scrambled, how will this affect the team dynamic?
Meanwhile, what of Nate ‘Commander Steel’ Heywood (Nick Zano) who went on one hell of a journey (so to speak) when he left this mortal coil altogether. That was in order to chat to his dead Dad before being brought back by the love-infused staff of Tabitha (Jane Carr). All in a day’s work for a Legend maybe, but that kind of thing can change a man.
One thing that can be guaranteed is a sense of camaraderie and fun. These lighter qualities are what sets Legends apart from its contemporaries for some fans.
A handful of coins heralded darkness in Season 4. With names such as Genghis Khan and Charles Manson engraved on their surfaces, viewers know this news won’t end well for the team. They have form in tracking down terrible people and things lurking across the timeline. But here they’re facing human evil of the worst kind, and all in the same run. The coins were cashed in and the souls of their infamous opponents were released from Hell.
It will be interesting to see who’s lined up to play these notable figures. Matt Smith (former Doctor Who and cast mate of Legends’ star Arthur Darvill) is playing Manson in the movie Charlie Says. Might he be tempted to reprise the role on the small screen? He may be agreeable. After all, he’s just dipped his toe into the comic book world with Morbius The Living Vampire.
Viewers have plenty of DC-related goodness to enjoy in the meantime. However, Legends of Tomorrow occupies a special place in the hearts of some fans. Its eagerly-waited return will reach the parts other franchise entries cannot reach.
In the meantime, why not catch up on your Legends of Tomorrow knowledge by watching the previous seasons in the series, which you can purchase here! It’ll be worth your while, I promise.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 will air sometime during the 2019-2020 TV season.
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