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'DC's Legends of Tomorrow': Michael Rowe's Deadshot would make for an excellent addition to the show's cast

Getting Deadshot on the show would definitely give Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) someone he can really relate to, as they are both reformed villains
Michael Rowe (IMDb)
Michael Rowe (IMDb)

'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5 is headed towards its finale but we already know there's another season of the show in the offing and we're excited to see what new characters might join the time-traveling team in the superhero show's sixth season. One character who could be an interesting addition is the 'Arrow' villain/anti-hero and Suicide Squad member Floyd Lawton/Deadshot (Michael Rowe). Now we know what you're thinking, didn't Deadshot die on 'Arrow'? Well, that's never really been a problem for 'Legends', and Rowe himself thinks there's a chance that the character could still be alive after seemingly sacrificing himself in a massive explosion. Back in 2019, Rowe told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), "I don’t think that Deadshot died on Earth One in Arrow. He’s still out there lurking around in the shadows somewhere."

"I guess the possibility of him returning can happen multiple ways in a universe like that," he explained further. "There are many interesting stories you could tell. I’ve moved on from that character, but I’d consider dusting off the eyepatch if DC gave the green light on a potential return. It’s too bad that business often gets in the way of art in the film and TV industry. If Deadshot is dead, it’s the business that killed him... not the explosion." Bringing Deadshot on 'Legends' might seem like a bit of a challenge considering the show's light tone and Deadshot's dark background. But the Legends team has plenty of questionable people on the roster and they've always been the most open-minded when it comes to giving villains a second chance.


Getting Deadshot on the show would definitely give Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) someone he can really relate to considering they're both reformed villains and as challenging as it might be to make him part of the show, we do think it would be worth it. Besides, every ship needs a guy with an eye patch, and who better than Deadshot to fill that role? As for the actor, Rowe has expressed interest in joining 'Legends'. According to ComicBook, the actor talked about his friendship with Matt Ryan (who plays John Constantine on 'Legends') and how he thinks Deadshot would be a "fantastic fit" for the show while being interviewed for his appearance as part of Creation Entertainment's Virtual Fan Experience.

"I've also had some pretty amazing adventures all over the world with Matt Ryan, who plays Constantine in Legends of Tomorrow. He is also my homie and I love that guy," Rowe told ComicBook. "I've never seen Legends of Tomorrow, but that is the show that came out of the talks of, 'what is the next show going to be in the next show...' I knew that the talks were, it's going to be a gang of heroes and villains put together. I think the original idea was potentially a Suicide Squad show. That wasn't okayed, that wasn't green-lit by the powers that be, so it turned into Legends of Tomorrow, but that would be still a fantastic fit for a character like Deadshot if they ever decided to do so. I wish it was up to me, it's not, but I guess if the fans scream to see it, anything's possible. One thing I do know about those shows is they do have their ear to the ground on what the fans want."

Would you like to see Deadshot join 'Legends'? What other character do you think would be a great fit for the show? Let us know in the comments.

'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5's final episode will air on Tuesday, June 2, at 9 pm ET exclusively on The CW.