Entertainment Weekly has learned that Donald Faison (Scrubs; Clueless) has joined the cast of DC's Legends of Tomorrow in a mystery role, and will make his first appearance in the upcoming seventh season finale due to air on March 2.
While the name of his character is being kept under wraps, the detailed description is already fueling speculation that the fan-favorite Faison, a known superhero and Star Wars aficionado, will be breathing life into the popular DC Comics hero Booster Gold. His full character description reads,
"The Legends first encounter this character at a different phase of his career whose golden years are in the rearview mirror. He is good guy deep down; his ego is looking for a boost that only fame, fortune, and glory can provide. While he claims to have been recruited to work for a mysterious time organization, he wasn't offered much of a choice in the matter. As an unauthorized time traveler with high-profile aspirations, he developed a mischievous streak and cuts a few corners along the way to achieving his dreams. He knows all about the Legends of Tomorrow and finds them inspiring because they are the kind of heroes who started at the ground floor, as opposed to inheriting their powers from an alien planet, a spider bite, or wealthy parents. But the big question is whether his respect for the team is going to be able to help the Legends out of hot water or get them into hotter water!"
Even though the series hasn't officially been renewed for season eight just yet, the producers have cast Faison with the assumption that, after his initial debut, he will return in an expanded capacity for the show's eighth season. Whether he would recur or become a series regular is to-be-determined.
In a statement, showrunners Phil Klemmer and Keto Shimizu said, "We are beyond thrilled to have Donald Faison join the Waverider. We are all huge fans of his impressive body of work, and seeing him with the rest of the Legends in our finale was an absolute, side-splitting joy. We can't wait for our fans to see who he's playing, and we look forward to telling many more stories with him and our lovable misfits should we be blessed with an eighth season."
Faison adds, "I have been a fan of Legends of Tomorrow since the first season, and have always wanted to be a part of the DC Comics universe. I'm excited to join such a talented cast."