DC's Legends of Tomorrow Loses Two Series Regulars Ahead of Season 5

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There will be two spare seats on the Waverider when DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 gets underway. 

Deadline is reporting that Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford are stepping down as series regulars on The CW drama's upcoming season. 

“Brandon and Courtney have been invaluable members of the Legends family,” executive producers Phil Klemmer, Grianne Godfree, and Keto Shimizu said in a statement.

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“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.”

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Routh originally appeared in The Arrowverse as a series regular on Arrow before making the jump to star in the LOT. 

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He has been with the show since it premiered in January 2016. 

“Thank you all for watching Ray’s journey over the past 5 years,” Routh said on Instagram on Thursday, confirming the news of his departure.

“I love this character. I love bringing his wit and charm and silliness to life everyday on set."

He added, "I will miss him immensely, and felt he had more adventures ahead, but unfortunately his storyline is pointed in another direction. I’m saddened to see Ray’s journey end for now.”

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When one fan questioned the decision to depart, Palmer took to Instagram to share that this was "not my decision."

As for Ford, she took to Twitter with her own views on the matter. 

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"Thank you @LoTWritersRoom for the opportunity to play in a world I love so much," she tweeted.

Courtney Ford

"Thanks to @GBerlanti and to @mguggenheim & @philklemmer for believing Nora could live past her first 3 eps of S3! What a ride."

"Proud to have been able to call @warnerbrostv and @TheCW my home.”

Routh will definitely be appearing in this year's Arrowverse crossover, and will be suiting up as Superman. 

What are your thoughts on this news?

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Hit the comments below. 

DC's Legends of Tomorrow returns at midseason. 

Remember you can watch DC's Legends of Tomorrow online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow Quotes

Rip: What's the one thing that exists out of time?
Ray: No way.
Rip: Yes way. We must return to the vanishing point.

...just because we're about to die doesn't mean we have to take the whole damn world with us.