Legends of Tomorrow: Dominic Purcell Returns, Blames Press; Post Gone

We think it would be safe to say that this not exactly how Warner Bros. or The CW's press and media relations folks were expecting to spend their Saturdays- but then again, we have DC's Legends of Tomorrow star Dominic Purcell and Instagram. So if you've been following along, you know that Purcell posted about leaving the series and how it had to do with being angry at the studio. Well, it turns out he's not so much leaving as not returning on a full-time basis and that all of the other stuff he posted was all just jokes- and he apparently enjoyed making the "snowflake generation" upset. Here's a look at the original post:

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"WHY SO SERIOUS——I needed a laugh and got one fooled ya!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂…… Everyone's losing their mind. No issue with studio. Or anyone. Wanted a laugh. Now I know I am loved 🤣🤣……but yes I am leaving [DC's Legends of Tomorrow] on a full time basis but have every intention of coming back periodically just not full season," Purcell wrote in a revised caption to his Instagram post revealing the punchline. "It's a handshake deal with me and Phil Klemmer my boss.I love the character and Mick. Love the cast. So funny how the press jump down shit. wow the snowflake generation a touchy world. [Warner Bros. TV] sorry for freaking u out. Nice negotiation tactic😉🤣. …."

Well, apparently, the "joke" was so funny it got taken down:

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Then Purcell returned with another revision- this one not quite as abusive towards the fans. You'll notice the "snowflake" line is missing: "WHY SO SERIOUS. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣……. MY last post needed a laugh. It was a joke and The 😂……. press went nuts. ….Look I am leaving @cw_legendsoftomorrow but will come back periodically it's a handshake deal with my boss Phil Klemmer. I don't have a beef with studio 😂😂😂🤣 @warnerbrostv don't have a beef with anyone. Shit woke up this morning like I'd caused mass #riots …. But what genius negotiating move. I am loved. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣"

Now you're probably thinking to yourself, "Okay, that's gotta be it, right?". Hold on, not so fast… because then Purcell posted yet another revision. In this edition, Purcell is now going the "blame the press" route to explain his initial post (that feels like it was ten years ago at this point). Apparently, Purcell thinks reporting on the star of a show taking to social media to publicly quit that show is "click-bait"- while others would argue that would constitute news (and question what would be to gain from created unnecessary drama during the same week in which their show has had a great start to its pre-season rollout)- and make sure to check out that odd teaser at the end.

"WHY SO SERIOUS. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣……. MY last post I needed a laugh. It was a joke and The press went nuts and yes I will always fuck with the press it's fun watching them be click-bated— Truth is yes I am leaving @cw_legendsoftomorrow but will come back periodically, it's a handshake deal with my boss Phil Klemmer," Purcell wrote (writing at a rate that should make George R.R. Martin fans jealous). "I don't have a beef with studio @warnerbrostv. 😂🍻I don't have a beef with anyone except myself haha. …Shit woke up this morning like I'd caused mass #riots …. emails , phone calls. But what a genius negotiation move. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣….. ps. My dear friends the press got a great one for ya next week. Ya gonna love it. 🤣"

As we write this line, btw? The post was taken down…

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Here's your first official look at DC's Legends of Tomorrow, set to tackle time and space starting Sunday, May 2 (alongside Batwoman):

Here's an updated look at the episode line-up so far for the sixth season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow:

S06E01 "Ground Control to Sara Lance" (Directed by Kevin Mock; Written by James Eagan & Mark Bruner)

S06E02 "Meat: The Legends" (Directed by Rachel Talalay; Written by Matthew Maala & Morgan Faust)

S06E03 "The Ex-Factor" (Directed by David Geddes; Written by Grainne Godfree & Tyron Carter)

S06E04 "Bay of Squids" (Directed by Sudz Sutherland; Written by Phil Klemmer)

S06E05 "The Satanist's Apprentice" (Directed by Caity Lotz; Written Keto Shimizu and Ray Utarnachitt)

S06E06 "Bishop's Gambit" (Directed by Kevin Mock; Written by James Eagan & Emily Cheever)

S06E07 "Back to the Finale Part II" (Directed by Glen Winter; Written by Morgan Faust & Mark Bruner)

S06E08 "Stressed Western" (Directed by David Ramsey; Written by Matthew Maala)

S06E09 "This is Gus" (Directed by Eric Dean Seaton; Written by Tyron B. Carter)

S06E10 "Bad Blood" (Directed by Alexandra La Roche; Written by Grainee Godfree)

S06E11 "The Final Frame" (Directed by Jes Macallan; Written by James Eagan and Ray Utarnachitt)

S06E12 "Bored On Board Onboard" (Directed by Harry Jierjian; Written by Keto Shimizu & Leah Poulliot)

S06E13 "Silence of the Sonograms" (Directed by Nico Sachse; Written by Phil Klemmer & Morgan Faust)

S06E14 "There Will Be Brood" (Directed by Maisie Richardson-Sellers; Written by Ray Utarnachitt & Marcelena Campos Mayhorn)

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.