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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While I personally may not be a huge fan of the overall direction of the Legends of Tomorrow television series on The CW, one thing I do respect is the frequency with which they replace their main cast.

When the show first started out, I thought the number of characters were simply too many. Then, as the first season went on, it became clear to me that this was a show that wasn’t afraid to kill off and switch out the members of the Waverider crew. All of a sudden, the stories had actual impact.

Viewers of the recent “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover know that it left the wonderful Martin Stein deceased. Since he made up one-half off the superhero Firestorm, it seemed only a matter of time before the powerless Jax would get the boot as well.

Now, EW is confirming that actor Franz Drameh (who plays Jax) will no longer be a series regular in the 2018 leg of the season.

This will undoubtedly be a bit disappointing for fans of the series — especially those who have grown to like him over the past two-and-a-half seasons. However, given his inability to contribute much of anything at this point, he is a presence that would only hinder the rest of the crew, when all said and done (then again, not everyone needs powers).

Of course, in true CW fashion, the door is always open for him to return, and we’re sure they’ll take advantage of it at some point down the road.

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SOURCE: EW

  • Kronx

    I was never a big Firestorm fan. I don’t think the writers really knew what to do with the powerset, and we usually found them separated or somehow unable to be Firestorm.

    Jax also seemed to get the short end of the stick when it came to story. Other than his abduction in the pilot and learning to be a space mechanic I don’t remember him having any story at all until the death of Martin.

  • Smerdyakov

    So, he won’t become sticky man?

  • Nay sayer!

    All the best characters that made the first series a fun romp are gone. Only originals left are Palmer, Canary and Mick. Just cancel the damn thing

  • the50sguystrikesback

    Perhaps they should rename the show ‘LEGENDS OF TODAY’,
    bcuz they could very well could be GONE tomorrow. LoL

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.