Legends of Tomorrow’: Matt Letscher back as Eobard Thawne

The Legends of Tomorrow will get a flash of their past when Arrowverse alum Matt Letscher reprises his role as Eobard Thawne later this month.

Having first played Thawne on the flash, Letscher last appeared on Legends at the end of Season 2, capping a season that pits Sara & Co. against the Legion of Doom (which came in the form of Thawne, Neal McDonough’s Damien Darhk, and John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn).

Letscher will next appear as Thawne on the Wednesday, January 26 episode of Legends, titled “The Fixed Point”, in which the titular heroes meet up at a bar popular with time travelers.

The reason for Thawne’s involvement becomes a little clearer in the synopsis of the following episode, which aired on February 2 and titled “Rage Against the Machines”, in which the Legends – with the help of said speedster – break a point fixed and thus create an aberration that will attract the Evil Waverider. The Legends in turn are shocked to realize who is chasing them, after which and Sara attempts to broker a negotiation…which doesn’t go as planned.

Letscher’s role in the Arrowverse is…complicated and quite fluid/wet. Eobard Thawne looks like Letscher, but in 2020 – before the events of the flash began – the sinister speedster killed Harrison Wells (played by Tom Cavanagh) and stole the scientist’s face using a transmogrifier.

Once the version of Reverse-Flash that stole Wells’ identity was erased from the timeline on the flash, all future iterations should look like Letscher. But as we did by hand when the villain resurfaced in the “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover event, the flashThawne’s version continues to sound like Cavanagh. (Everything is actually even more complicated than this, but it’s late now. Surely someone else can fill in the blanks in the comments!)

Anyway, who’s excited to see Letscher back as Thawne?

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