The CW closed out the third season of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” on Monday with a gloriously ridiculous fight scene which saw the demise of the season’s demonic big bad Mallus. The episode also saw the departure of several regulars.
As per usual though, in trying to stop the current season’s threat the Legends seem to have inadvertently laid a path for the next season’s threat to emerge. Bringing Mallus into this world opened a door which allows for not just the integration of John Constantine (Matt Ryan) onto the team, but an even crazier season next year. Executive producer Phil Klemmer tells TV Line:
“[Mallus] is a sort of bellwether of bad guys to come in Season 4. Up until this point, we’ve been dealing with earthly and historical bad guys, and we certainly had fun with all of that, but this year we dabbled in the world of the occult, through Damien Darhk and his enterprises.
But you know that Constantine is coming onto the show next season, so we want to go deeper, we want Mallus to be used as ‘the tip of the iceberg.’ He is not human, and we want to start playing with the idea that Earth hasn’t always belonged just to our kind.
We want to get into the world of fantastic myths and monsters a bit more. It’s kind of presumptuous for anybody to think they have ownership of this Earth or any part of it. Not to get deep into immigration metaphors, but Mallus is an ancient evil, he doesn’t understand humans and doesn’t understand why we have any claim to controlling this world of ours.”
EW has also confirmed that despite her saying goodbye, actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers (who plays Amaya) is returning next season and she will still be a series regular. You can revisit both the big fight scene and the finale’s coda setting up next season below: