“I have a
bad good feeling about this.”
A young George Lucas is set to appear as a character in an upcoming DC’s Legends of Tomorrow episode, reveals Entertainment Weekly.
The CW show, about a group of time-traveling superheroes, makes frequent use of historical figures. But this is perhaps their most ‘pop-culture’ person to appear yet. And character Rip Hunter did make his long-awaited reappearance in the mid-season finale as a director making a sci-fi film in 1967. Here’s a snippet of the interview:
Because of circumstances, the time aberration in episode 209 is George Lucas quits film school,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells EW. “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.
George Lucas will be played by Matt Angel.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Brandon Routh as the Atom, Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Firestorm, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Maisie Richardson-Seller as Vixen, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave and Nick Zano as Citizen Steel. The show returns to television on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.