Dominic Purcell Says He’s ‘Walking Away’ From ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ but Will Return ‘Periodically’

had no comment on the matter when reached by Variety. The CW and Warner Bros. Representatives for Purcell did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.
In the original post, he also called upon castmates Caity Lotz, who plays Sara Lance/ Black Canary, and Nick Zano, who plays Nate Heywood/Steel, to “look after the kids coming through." Purcell plays Mick Rory/ Heatwave on the show, which is heading into its sixth season.
It was a joke and the press went nuts." In the updated caption from Saturday, he explained that he "needed a laugh.
UPDATED: Dominic Purcell originally posted to Instagram on Friday night that he is leaving "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," but clarified on Saturday that he will still appear on the show "periodically."
Purcell first made the announcement on Friday night, indicating the decision came out of conflict with the studio.
"The actors work ethic and talent must give them the confidence to question authority. “The studio does not care," Purcell also wrote Friday. ….Much love to all. It’s not lost on me how very fortunate I am."
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Though Purcell has now deleted the Instagram post announcing his departure altogether, in an updated caption on Saturday, he claimed that the original post was to watch the press "be click-bated." However, he still maintained that he is leaving the show, writing: "Truth is yes I am leaving @cw_legendsoftomorrow but will come back periodically."
It is unclear how and when his character would exit the show, given Season 6 has yet to debut. Part of the Arrowverse, "Legends of Tomorrow” features a time-traveling ragtag team of heroes and villains who come together to save the world. Emotionally and functionally, Purcell’s Mick Rory is hot-headed.
Purcell’s post comes ahead of the May 2 premiere of “Legends of Tomorrow” Season 6, in addition to the show’s February renewal for a seventh season. That post was also deleted, and it is unclear when exactly the world will see the last of Heatwave. A few days after the renewal, Purcell also said in an Instagram post that he would be leaving at the end of Season 7, when his contract is up, and had no intention of leaving the show before then.
“I have no interest. “Deal isn’t done,” he wrote in the original caption. Im walking away from @cw_legendsoftomorrow. I smashed this character— not an actor in the world could have done better.” It’s been a total pleasure and a humbling experience bringing @dccomics iconic character #heatwave (aka) MICK RORY to life. What ever cash they throw on the corporate level.
"It’s a handshake deal with my boss Phil Klemmer. I don’t have a beef with studio @warnerbrostv," he continued in the now-deleted Instagram post.

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