Even though the new season is still quite a few months away, new promotional art for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season three has surfaced. This art was shared by series star Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer/The Atom, through Twitter.
Based upon the art it seems that all the same principal cast from the last season is returning. This seems to stand apart from what appeared in the recent season three synopsis that The CW released.
After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question.With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba.
Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time travelling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm. Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends. Based on the characters from DC, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Trollhunters,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”), Phil Klemmer (“The Tomorrow People,” “Chuck”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”)
It could be that the art is just a standby style piece for the season, with the producers waiting to announce new cast members till they are closer to the show’s return. Previously the producers had often talked about how the nature of the show with it’s time travel aspect made it easy to add and subtract characters from the cast.
This was done between season one and two with Hawkgirl & Hawkman departing along with the loss of Captain Cold and the gaining of Nate Heywood/Citizen Steel and Amaya Jiwe/Vixen.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns to The CW sometime this fall.