Lisseth Chavez Joins up With Legends of Tomorrow

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Chavez to Ride Waverider in Legends

Lisseth Chavez will be joining the cast of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, as the ensemble superhero show begins its sixth season. The Chicago P.D. star will be playing Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz. DC revealed the casting as part of a cast roundtable at the second part of DC FanDome. The press release described this new character as:

Lisseth Chavez-Photo Credit Stephanie Girard
Lisseth Chavez
Photo Credit Stephanie Girard

Tough and self-sufficient, Spooner Cruz lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of—and defense against—space aliens. And while some might call her paranoid, she calls it being prepared. A survivor of a childhood alien encounter, Spooner now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with aliens—making her the perfect recruit for Waverider captains Sara Lance, Ava Sharpe and the Legends who, in season six, will be hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history.

Trouble Ahead for the Legends and Chavez

The press release goes further on in hinting what is in store for the upcoming season:

Having spent last season tracking down the Loom of Fate in order to bring back their slain comrades, the Legends must now save history from a foe like none they have ever encountered in the past or future…space aliens! After Sara is abducted by a ruthless alien, this new mission becomes personal. It will take more than the combined powers of the Legends to save the world for a sixth time. They must recruit a new Legend: Spooner Cruz, a woman uniquely qualified to help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy…

Green Lantern Connection?

Given her paranoia and aliens connection, could Spooner Cruz have a connection to a popular Green Lantern? Jessica Cruz, Earth’s latest Green Lantern, also has a history of paranoia (due to PTSD), and has plenty of experience with aliens. Is this a reworking of the fan-favorite character? Or is this a relative of Jessica? Jessica, herself, has appeared in one of the DC Animated movies. Does this new character have a connection to Jessica? Or is this just a clever wink?

The sixth season of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow premieres in 2021.

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