When Wally West first appeared on CW’s The Flash in Season 2 fans rejoiced. It wasn’t long before Wally became a full-on speedster and took on his iconic role as Kid Flash. Since then the character has struggled to find his footing, even being written off the show to an extent this season. That is all over now as Wally West actor Keiynan Lonsdale has joined CW’s Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular.
The news comes via Entertainment Weekly who had a statement from the show producers Phil Klemmer regarding the move:
“We loved working with Keiynan in our series premiere — the episode in which we learned that in between seasons 2 and 3 he had been fighting crime in Central City with Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood. So when his character stepped away from Flash to go on walkabout, after being dumped and feeling somewhat estranged from his family and team, we knew that Wally West would fit in perfectly on Legends,” said executive producer Phil Klemmer in a statement. “After all, our show is about a collection of unlikely heroes who all began their journeys questioning who they are and where they belong — only to find those answers while traveling through time and having wacky adventures. So now, Wally West is not only back in the company of old friends from the Arrowverse, he’s fighting alongside a former enemy and career arsonist Mick Rory/Dom Purcell. By the end of this season, Wally will learn that the Legends have a different definition of what it means to be a hero.”
Lonsdale will make his first appearance in Episode 11 of this season and will join the team permanently in Episode 13. Rumors that the character may be show jumping began to ramp up when Firestorm actors Victor Garber and Franz Drameh exited the show and it was more or less confirmed by Brandon Routh during the DC in DC event last week.
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