We’ll be seeing some new faces when DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow returns for season 3 in October. One of the new characters we’ll be meeting is Tala Ashe who will be playing Zari, a gray hat hacktivist from the year 2031, and she’s going to have a big impact on the team.
The Legends have been traveling through time for two seasons now, and throughout their adventures they’ve been trying to make sure that time isn’t altered, but Zari will challenge the team to change history for the better.
“You will meet me in episode three,” Ashe told CBR at San Diego Comic Con. “[Zari is] from the near future, 2031. She is a woman who’s strong and speaks her mind. She’s a gray hat hacktivist. She has a different philosophical approach to time travel and what to do with it. That’s because of the fallout from events in 2017 that she’s experienced in 2031. She thinks time should be improved not just fixed.”
When it comes to historical events such as the Holocaust, Zari is going to try and convince the Legends to intervene and change history. “I think she wants to convince the Legends to try and prevent that,” Ashe said. “They have to break some of their rules.”
When it comes to breaking the timeline it sounds like the Legends are about to give Barry Allen a run for his money in season 3.
DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” will return for season 3 on Tuesday, October 10.
After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question.
With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time traveling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm.
Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.