– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Earlier this week, we reported on actor Brandon Routh basically saying that actor Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West) would be joining the Legends of Tomorrow on the Waverider in this upcoming half-season of the series.

Now, EW is reporting that Lonsdale has officially joined the cast.

Here is what executive producer Phil Klemmer had to say regarding this new addition to the cast:

“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. 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.”

When last we saw Wally, he’d decided to leave Central City. In regards to The Flash, this served two purposes. It served to remedy the overabundance of speedsters in the show, and it served to reduce the budget. However, it would have been disappointing if he’d be gone from the Arrowverse completely, and giving him time on Legends is a good fit.

What do you think of Wally West moving to Legends of Tomorrow? Let us know down below!

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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.