Wenworth Miller's Captain Cold made his Arrowverse debut on The Flash three years ago. In a world already filled with larger-than-life characters, his charisma, carefree attitude, and surprisingly deep motivations made him stand out and helped him become a fan-favorite in no time. His popularity was such that despite his apparent (and heartbreaking) demise in the Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 finale, #TheCW quickly brought him back as a recurring villain on that show and The Flash.
Fans (such as yours truly) were ecstatic to know they'd get to spend more time with the character. Unfortunately, though, little did we know that our time with the guy wouldn't last long. These are sad times, my fellow geeks, because Miller is stepping down from the TV superhero franchise.
It's Time To Say Goodbye To Captain Cold
#WentworthMiller recently took to Instagram to share a letter. In it, the Prison Break star told fans he was filming his last episodes as #CaptainCold on both Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 and The Flash Season 4:
In the letter, Miller thanked viewers for their support toward his character, and gushed about the crew responsible for bringing the Arrowverse to life:
"Currently shooting some of my final episodes as 'Captain Cold/Leonard Snart' on The CW's 'Legends of Tomorrow' and 'The Flash.' Grateful –– now and in advance –– to a pair of talented casts and hardworking crews... Thank you. I've had a tremendous time playing this character... It's been an opportunity, and education, and a f–cking blast... With love and respect. –– W.M."
Wow... I can't believe we're losing him just months after we got him back. Curiously, no reason was given for his exit, and neither #WarnerBros Television nor The CW responded to a request for comment from The Hollywood Reporter.
People Around The Internet Aren't Happy With This Announcement
The announcement of Miller's exit understandably caused quite a few ripples around the interwebs. Hundreds of diehard fans took to Twitter to share their sadness and displeasure by Leonard stepping away from the superhero business:
So... What's Going To Happen To Captain Cold Now?
#LeonardSnart's fate is unclear at the moment, so it's dangerous to speculate what's next for him without stepping too far into unfounded-theory territory. With that said, seeing how recasting the guy at this point is unlikely due to Miller's remarkable popularity, the most probable option is to just retire Snart and move on without him, at least for the foreseeable future.
Fortunately for diehard fans of the character, if that's indeed what's happening with him, it looks like he'll go out with a bang, because our beloved antihero will take part in this year's Arrowverse crossover. It's sad to see Miller's Cold go, but at least he'll get one more exciting bout.
Now, all that remains to be seen is how the Arrowverse will be affected by Miller's departure. The small screen superhero franchise will probably take a hit, but we'll have to wait to see how things develop.
How do you feel about Wentworth Miller exiting the Arrowverse? Will The CW move forward with another Captain Cold or will the character stay gone for now? Let me know what you think in the comments!
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]