Remember when The Flash had a Kid Flash? Yeah, he is there sometimes but mostly there for background dressing. Last week, it was announced that Keiynan Lonsdale will be joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. His appearance will happen in episode 13.
“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,” executive producer Phil Klemmer told Entertainment Weekly.
“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,” he continued. “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 [Dominic 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.
If you have been following the internet rumors, Kid Flash was being positioned to take over for Martin Stein’s exit early on in the season. This eventually led to Jefferson’s departure as he has no superpowers. Kid Flash’s character was treated horribly on The Flash. It was revealed that his limited appearance was due to “financial strain” of having two speedsters.
That led me to think then why did they need so many speedsters. Why was there a rush to have Jessie Quik and Kid Flash. I felt his character was far more interesting and more of a delight than Grant Gustan’s character. Moving him to Legends will be fun for fans that want to see more of him. It will be interesting to see him interact with some of the other characters.