When DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow returns for the back half of its second season on January 24, 2017, it will introduce yet another historic character’s younger self. After Albert Einstein and Bill Gates, Star Warscreator George Lucas will also appear on the CW show.
Matt Angel (Halloween, The Prankster) will portray the legendary filmmaker’s younger self, and according to the show’s EP Marc Guggenheim, he will have quite the impact on the team.
“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 goes on to describe the episode as “zany” and the one “that’s going to get us all fired”:
“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.”
In case you need a reminder, this is what George Lucas looked like when A New Hope was still being directed and Star Wars just a vision:
Source: Entertainment Weekly