Dominic Purcell is leaving The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow after appearing on all five seasons and let his thoughts be known about it on social media where he didn’t hold back.
Purcell, who played Mick Rory, aka Heat Wave on the series, has since deleted the Instagram post, but screenshots have made their way onto Twitter (see below), and Purcell recently appeared on his Instagram Story to further clarify the situation.
The short of it is that Dominic Purcell will still appear on Season 6 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which premiers on Sunday, May 2, but will only appear periodically in Season 7.
Dominic Purcell’s Instagram post first stated:
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 c-nt…….. Time to move on and see how shit unfolds. @caitylotz @nickzano look after the kids coming through. They need eductation. They are a number–teach them to not rely on loyalty from the studios. The studio does not care. The actors work ethic and talent must give them authority. ….Much love to all. It’s not lost on me how very fortunate I am. …..ACTORS HIT ME UP ON DM ON HOW TO DEAL WITH FAKE C-UNTS.
— Legends Clips (@LegendsClips_) April 17, 2021
The actor followed it up with the following:
AND NO BODY HAS FORCED ME TO MAKE THIS STATEMENT…. God would everyojne chill the f-uck out. Why are people losing their mind because I’m leaving the show. Yes my tone was heavy straight to the point. I use cuz 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 they do–just me being emotional and over stuff. We work we all work in a big machine. Sometimes sh-it 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 and 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 f-ckin human. So for god sake chill on. “Dominic Purcell and the studio are beefing” total bullsh-t. It’s simply not true. I haven’t quit. My contract is up. 6 years not 7. I 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 f-ck 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 photot. It’s mick trying to smile.
Dominic Purcell has clarified his previous comments, confirming that there is no “beef” with WB and, though he will be leaving DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW as a series regular after season 6 when his contract ends, he will return in S7 periodically.
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Dominic Purcell said on Instagram Story:
Hello. Look. Just clarifying a few little things here and there. Yes, I am leaving Legends of Tomorrow in a permanent basis but I will be coming back and forth doing episodes here and there.
Look, the biggest thing I want to clarify is this thing, obviously it all went press viral. I don’t have a beef with the studio. It’s just f-ckin’ bullsh-t. That’s on me. That’s my bad. I used a line that said the studio doesn’t care. Whatever. It was a temper tantrum. I get what studios are. They’re called corporations. I understand that.
Actually, to be honest, I’ve had a wonderful relationship with The CW, with Warner Bros. TV. Peter Roth and I are great mates. He retired and you know whatever.
But anyway, that’s it. End of episode. End of this whole nonsense. Bye.