‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Producer, Star on Major Character Death: ‘It’s a Catalyst’

“I go with what [the producers] have in mind, it’s been really fun so far,” actor says of biting the dust two episodes into new series

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(Spoiler alert: Please do not read if you didn’t watch Thursday’s episode of “Legends of Tomorrow”)

Two episodes into The CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow” and the team has already lost one of its reluctant members.

Facing off against the foe he’s destined to always lose to, Carter Halla, also known as Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), did just that, dying at the hands of Vandal Savage (Casper Crump).

Before he died, Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renee) revealed that she had just gotten her memories of their past lives together back — and recalled how she felt about him.

And just because “Legends” centers around time travel, don’t expect an easy solution to bring Hawkman back into the fold right away.

“We very clearly state at the onset, we wanted to remove that option,” showrunner Marc Guggenheim told TheWrap. “You can’t go back and just fix that. You can’t change time that you’ve already been a participant in. So he’s dead.”

Hentschel knew from the beginning that he would die two episodes in, but hints that it wasn’t the end of his time on the show.

“We’ve got time travel, we’ve got reincarnation, we’ve got flashbacks, one of these they will take advantage of to bring in more of me,” he teased. “Stay tuned and see what the producers have up their sleeves. On some of it, I’m blind myself, honestly. I go with what they have in mind, it’s been really fun so far.”

The actor also has no hard feelings about biting the dust so early.

“I think it’s very important for the show,” he said. “It’s a catalyst for everyone else to say, ‘Listen, I know we bicker, I know we’ve got issues, but one of us has died. So let’s band together.’ And for Ciara’s character, it gives her so much. So I put my faith in the producers to do what’s right for the show and what’s right for the fans.”

“Legends of Tomorrow” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.