It was recently announced that Keiynan Lonsdale who plays Wally West in the CW's Arrow-verse shows would not be returning as series regular for season 4 of the network's Legends of Tomorrow, the news came as a surprise for some while others had expected it after feeling the writers had little left to do with the character.
In a Twitter post, Lonsdale revealed that the decision to depart the DC adaptation was his, revealing that this wasn't a total goodbye as well explaining to fans and thanking them for their support.
Yo! Soo as a lot of you have now read, I'm not returning next season as a regular for The Flash or Legends. It's definitely not a total goodbye or a "see you never" situation, cause Wally West will still be around 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 notice 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 learned 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 and that shit right there made me a stronger actor.
Anyway, I hope you stick around for the new adventures, the only I can promise is Magic.
What do you think? Were you moved by Lonsdale's farewell? Are you sad to see the character go? Leave your thoughts below.
It's certainly true that much has changed for the 26-year-old Australian performer since taking on the role of Wally West, both professionally with the actor starting a music career as well as personally, with Lonsdale coming out as bisexual last year. We will, however, see Keiynan in the role of Kid Flash again for the Season 5 premiere of Flash though no further appearances as the character have been confirmed.
Lonsdale most recently starred as Bram in the Greg Berlanti directed Love, Simon which is now available digitally.