Legends Of Tomorrow: Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford are leaving the show

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Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer and Courtney Ford’s Nora Darhk are set to quit the Waverider crew during Legends Of Tomorrow season 5. Here’s all the info…

Deadline broke the news about this double departure from the time-travelling DC superhero show, reporting that both actors will step away from their ‘season regular’ status at some point during the show’s fifth season.

Executive producers Phil Klemmer, Grianne Godfree and Keto Shimizu shared this statement with Deadline: “Brandon and Courtney have been invaluable members of the Legends family. They have always brought a level passion and collaboration to their characters and to the show — both on and off the screen – that we deeply admire and for which we are eternally grateful.”

They did feel the need to add this, though, making it clear that it probably won’t be a ‘goodbye forever’ situation: “Of course, when we have had main characters in the past whose journeys take them away from the Waverider, it’s never truly goodbye. We love these characters and hope to check in with them in future seasons, to see how life off the ship has transformed them for better or worse.”

Over on Twitter, Routh shared his own statement, thanking the fans and the producers and admitting that he will miss Ray “immensely.” The actor, who has been in the Arrowverse since the third season of Arrow, also revealed that he thought Ray “had more adventures ahead, but unfortunately his storyline is pointed in another direction.”

We’ll be sad to see this duo go, but hopefully their shared story will reach a nice satisfying end-point, and then we can look forward to guest spots later on…