Gwyn Davies Is In 'Legends Of Tomorrow' Comics? He Draws From Real History
Matt Ryan will still be on the show, despite the fact that John Constantine has passed away. He will be joined by Gwyn Davies, a new character who will assist the Legends in escaping the past in Season 7.
Sara Lance and the rest of Legends were trapped in the 1920s when their ship, the Waverider, was destroyed apparently by another Waverader as we saw in Season 6. They then contact Gwyn for assistance, with no option of returning to the past. Though the character isnt in the original DC comics, he does mention real life events. Gwyn is a brilliant scientist in New York who works for Thomas Edison, according to co-host Keto Shimizu of SYFYWire. Gwyn is the man who supposedly laid the foundation for time travel in the world of the Legends. So their goal is to find this man and have him invent time travel for them so they can go home.
This is due to the fact that Edison was one of the most prolific inventors in history, with credits for developing or advancing the technology that underpins lightbulbs, batteries, and the motion picture camera, among other things. Both his discoveries and others resulted in a boom in speculation. Edward Bellamys Looking Backward in 1888 and H.G. Wells The Time Machine in1895 were two of the most popular time-travel novels when Edison was in his 40s. Legends of Tomorrow will most likely draw from this history and take it in a whole new direction.
According to SYFYWire, Constantine's replacement with Davies may have been the result of some behind-the-scenes shuffle, according to reports. There are rumours that a new HBO Max project is in development that will focus on sailor Constantine, in which case Warner Bros. may want to avoid confusing viewers by having two distinct actors play one character.
Whatever the reason, Ryan told Entertainment Weekly that it felt appropriate to end Constantines story where they did. There was, inevitably, only a limit to how much time he could spend on Legends. I think they did a fantastic job of incorporating someone like John into Legends and what he could bring to it," Ryan said. I love playing the character, as everyone knows, but in terms of what we've explored with him on Legends, I think we got as far as we could go, aside from John going on his own journeys again. It didn't feel like, Oh, man, they took it away from me or anything like that. John was like, This is the right time to put him to bed.
Still, there will be hints of Constantine in Ryans new character: Shimizu claimed that Davies has a few demons of his own. Not the sort that John had, but really personal ones that hes dealing with, and his own reasons for wanting time travel, she said. "So his association with the Legends both is a means to the end that hes attempting to achieve, but also if pressed, merely stifles his efforts." Theres a tremendous potential for deep friendships to develop, but also some real conflict as we approach sort of the endgame, says Ayers.