The concept of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which features a team of time-traveling superheroes, has allowed the showrunners to explore various eras and introduce a handful of historical figures onto the series. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actor Matt Angel will guest star on the show as a young version of George Lucas, the filmmaker who began the Star Wars saga back in 1977.
Entertainment Weekly Reports:
EW can exclusively reveal that a younger version of George Lucas will appear in the winter premiere.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim explains that the appearance of the famous filmmaker will have a major effect on two characters in particular.
“Because of circumstances, the time aberration in episode 209 is George Lucas quits film school. As a result, he never makes Star Wars or Raiders of the Lost Ark. As a result, Ray, who became an engineer because of Star Wars, and Nate, who became a historian because of Raiders, slowly start to lose their brilliance, because those things that inspired them to become who they are didn’t exist.”
Guggenheim described the episode as one of the show most ambitious entries yet.
“We were watching a cut of it, and I said to Greg [Berlanti] that 209 is either going to be the episode where we’ll say that the show found a new gear in terms of how zany it can be, or it’s the episode that’s going to get us all fired. It really is. You’re laughing out loud, I think with it, but it’s like, ‘Are we really doing this?’ It’s the ’70s bar fight on steroids. The whole episode is that level of crazy.”
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return with new episodes on January 24, 2017 on The CW.