Legends Of Tomorrow: Caity Lotz Talks Sara Lance’s Resurrection


(Note: this article contains some mild spoilers for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which is expected to debut on The CW in early 2016. Read on but be forewarned.)

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Caity Lotz was pretty sure that Sara Lance, her character on Arrow who fought both with and against Oliver Queen at times as the original Canary, was really dead. She figured the way Sara was killed off in Season 3 of that series was final, and she told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that she had “let go” of the character.

Maybe she should have kept in mind that this was a comic book show we’re talking about.

Sara will be back among the living for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the team-based spinoff from both Arrow and The Flash that will hit The CW in midseason. It’s not even a secret how her character is resurrected, as the interview confirmed that the Lazarus Pit, last seen restoring a much less dead (in terms of time since she was killed) Thea Queen to life.

How the Lazarus Pit will work on someone who’s been dead and buried for a while is apparently going to remain a mystery, but Lotz did tell EW a bit about how White Canary might fit — or not — into a group dynamic.

"She’s not so much of a team player. Sara’s more of a lone wolf. It’s going to be a challenge to have to work with all these different personalities. It’ll be good for her. Even on Arrow, I don’t think Sara ever quite found her place or really fit in anywhere. I’d like to see her be able to find that. Hopefully by working with all these personalities and being forced to be around this team and work with them, she’ll be able to find that."

Of course there are other people on her new team, especially Captain Cold and Heat Wave, who aren’t exactly known for their esprit de corps either. Lotz wasn’t even sure how Sara might interact with her sister should the two cross paths, especially since Laurel has taken up her old mantle as Black Canary.

"Sara and Laurel’s relationship has always been a pretty complicated one. I don’t imagine that these recent events are going to make it any less complicated. I’m curious to see. I don’t even know. Would they be fighting against each other? Or would they be fighting on the same side? I don’t think Sara would be into Laurel donning the mask and becoming Black Canary, just because she wouldn’t have wanted her to have the same life that she had, that she wasn’t so into all that darkness. I definitely hope that something happens, whether they fight together or against each other. It could be cool side by side. I’m into that."

Check out more of the interview on the EW website, or in the special Comic-Con issue of Entertainment Weekly that will be given out at the show and in the magazine’s tablet edition.

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