Legends Of Tomorrow Reveals New Trailer And John Constantine's Departure At Comic-Con
John Constantine is leaving Legends of Tomorrow. However, Matt Ryan, the actor who portrays him, is not.
The best and most unpredictable series in The CW's Arrow-verse isn't slowing down anytime soon. The cast and showrunner of Legends of Tomorrow came to Comic-Con to not only tease what will happen during the rest of Season 6 but share some very interesting information about Season 7.
First up, a trailer for the remainder of Season 6 was shared. It includes quite a bit of action, be it at bowling alleys in space, murder mystery weekends, or even the wedding of Sarah Lance (Caity Lotz) and Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan). It was also confirmed that Season 6 will be the end of John Constantine's journey on Legends of Tomorrow, as that character will depart the Waverider for good. Now the big question is whether he'll do it alive or not, based on the dark magic overtaking him in the trailer below.
Still, while Constantine may be leaving Legends, that's not the case for the actor who portrays him. Showrunner Phil Klemmer revealed that Ryan will still be a series regular in Season 7, taking on a new original role. He will play Dr. Gwyn Davies, who is described as "an eccentric scientist from the early 20th century who might be the team’s only hope next season."
"As everyone who loves him knows, in the end, John Constantine will walk his path alone," Ryan said of Constantine. "The time has come for John to part ways with the Legends, and for me to part ways with John. I'm really excited to be creating this new role on the show and having some fun with it--discovering how this new character fits in and causes some trouble for the Legends."
Ryan first appeared as John on Legends in Season 4. Prior to that, he starred in the one-season Constantine series on NBC, before making a brief appearance on Arrow.
That wasn't the only Season 7 news revealed during the panel. Amy Louise Pemberton, who has voiced the Waverider's onboard artificial intelligence Gideon for the entirety of the series, will also be joining as a series regular in Season 7. She will still be playing Gideon, but this time as an actual person, rather than simply AI. How that will fit into the series is anyone's guess, but Legends of Tomorrow tends to get wacky.
There are five episodes of Season 6 remaining, with the series returning to The CW on Sunday, August 8. Season 7 of Legends of Tomorrow will premiere in 2022.