When Legends of Tomorrow returns for its fourth season this fall, Kid Flash won’t be one of the characters on it — despite his migration from The Flash to Legends being set up this previous season. In fact, he won’t be on The Flash either, nor Arrow or anywhere else. And the reason for this is because his actor, Keiynan Lonsdale, has decided to take a break.
When the original actress for Vixen wasn’t available for Legends, they solved the issue by pulling in a Vixen from a different time period. But there’s only one Wally West, unfortunately. Why is Lonsdale exiting? This is what he posted to social media (repost via iO9):
Yo! Soo as a lot of you have now read, I’m not returning next season as a series regular for The Flash or Legends. It’s definitely not a total goodbye or “see ya never” situation, cause Wally West will still be round when you need him the most! It’s just that it won’t be full time anymore.
I’ve changed a lot in the past year (as you’ve probably noticed lol), and for infinite reasons my perspective on life & what I want from it now is just completely different. Because of that, my heart told me it was the right time to continue my journey on an unknown path, and I’m so damn grateful to both shows for honoring & respecting that with me.
I love Kid Flash, I love the family I’ve made, & I’m absolutely in love with the invaluable lessons I’ve learnt along the way. Thank you for believing in me & rooting for Wally to thrive, you honestly helped me see that I did indeed deserve to play him, & that s*** right there made me a stronger actor.
Anyway, I hope you stick around for the new adventures, the only thing I can promise is Magic.
So the good news is that Lonsdale is open to future episodes…just not very often. Perhaps we’ll see Kid Flash in a season finale or one of the giant crossovers. All we can say is, we’re losing the wrong Flash.