Dominic Purcell, who plays the role of Mick Rory a.k.a heatwave in the famous CW Series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, revealed on his Instagram that he is leaving the show. The decision came out because of his conflict with the studio. DC’S Legends of Tomorrow is renewed for a sixth season which is going to air next month, May 2021.
Dominic Purcell first appeared in the Flash TV Series which is also part of Arrowverse. Purcell has been a part of Arrowverse for quite some time now, he remained the part of the cast of DC’S Legends of Tomorrow through six seasons. He wrote:
Deal isn’t done. I have no interest. What ever cash they throw on the corporate level. Im walking away from @cw_legendsoftomorrow. It’s been a total pleasure and a humbling experience bringing @dccomics iconic character #heatwave (aka) MICK RORY to life. I smashed this character— not an actor in the world could have done better. FACT…. Such a funny cunt 🤣🤣🤣……..Time to move on and see how shit unfolds. @caitylotz @nickzano look after the kids coming through. They need education. They are a number— teach them to not rely on loyalty from the studio. The studio does not care. The actors work ethic and talent must give them the confidence to question authority. ….Much love to all. It’s not lost on me how very fortunate I am. …..ACTORS HIT ME UP ON DM.
Purcell didn’t reveal much about his conflict with the studio. He will appear in the sixth season of the series since it has already wrapped up filming and is about to be released.
Purcell deleted the above Instagram update shortly after publishing it and published a new update saying:
AND NO BODY HAS FORCED ME TO MAKE THIS STATEMENT….God would everyone chill the fuck out. Why are people losing their mind because I’m leaving the show. Yes my tone was heavy straight to the point. I use cus words cause I do and I’m Australian🤣It’s who I am. Do I have a beef with the studio at @warnerbrostv no. Yes I said they don’t care. That’s not correct of course they do— just me being emotional and over stuff. We work we all work in a big machine. Sometimes shit happens. It’s life. …….. here are the facts. I am leaving @cw_legendsoftomorrow on a full time basis. I will come back periodically with a handshake deal with my boss Phil Klemmer. I have and always have had a tremendous relationship with the Bosses and the studio @warnerbrostv Peter Roth and I had a tremendous working relationship I was super sad when he retired. My wording was aggressive in tone because sometimes I get frustrated and annoyed it’s been a long long heavy year locked up in #Vancouver for 9 months without going home. Who doesn’t and who hasn’t lashed out. Im fuckin human. So for god sake chill on. “Dominic Purcell and the studio are beefing” total bullshit. It’s simply not true. I haven’t quit. My contract is up. 6 years not 7. I’ve never quit on a contract and never would. So to all the fans you will see me again next year on season 7 periodically. I hope this has clarified stuff. I must admit I was freaked the fuck out on how much press I got or this got. But hey @cw_legendsoftomorrow hasn’t ever got as much press ever stoked!! cheers 🤣🤣🤣Apologizes for the ridiculous photo. It’s Mick trying to smile.
DC’S Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 is set to release on 2nd May 2021.