Slightly lagging behind the other Arrowverse series this year, Legends of Tomorrow has eventually unveiled its season 5 premiere date through a new poster. The series will be back on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, following doing a special episode a week earlier to wrap up the highly expected ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ arc.
The season 5 premiere, as we figure, will be called ‘Meet the Legends’, inferring that this year will be something of a kind of reboot for Legends of Tomorrow after the approved departure of Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford as series regulars.
This summer noticed the news that Astra Logue will be season 5’s big bad as well. We also get that Matt Ryan’s Constantine will again be a series regular, and Tala Ashe is going to be catching a new version of Zari. However, Routh and Ford are not departing until midway through the season, hoping a suitably capable send-off for both characters.
The poster of the new Legends of Tomorrow shows off the familiar faces of Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood, Tala Ashe’s Zari, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance, Routh’s Ray Palmer, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Charlie and Ryan’s Constantine.
The poster certainly seems to be hinting at another magic-themed season that ties into the role of Astra on the series. Besides, Caity Lotz revealed earlier this year that Sara would be getting a superpower, while the series was reportedly casting around for a Jack Sparrow/Russell Brand type this summer.
The wait for new Legends of Tomorrow can at least be given easier by the surplus of Arrowverse content on our screens at the moment and the looming Crisis on Infinite Earth’s mega-event, which just released its first trailer. We expect the crossover will end on Legends of Tomorrow, but bet against the finale having an impact on that series’ fifth year.