Disney owns Lucasfilm LTD AND Marvel Comics, but George Lucas is actually coming to the DC Universe! Well kind of. Lucas won’t actually be appearing, but a younger version of the ‘Star Wars’ creator, played by Matt Angel (‘Sweet/Vicious’) will pop up in an upcoming episode of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.
As executive producer Marc Guggenheim explains:
“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.”
Ray Palmer/The Atom is played by Brandon Routh, while Nate Heywood/Steel is played by Nick Zano. Guggenheim described the episode as “Flowers for Algernon with Ray and Nate.” The episode spins out of the reveal that Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) who has been missing for most of the second season, has been in 1967 Hollywood, working as a film director.
Expect the tone of the episode to be lighter than usual. Guggenheim went on to describe this episode, saying:
“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.”
‘Legends of Tomorrow’ is currently on its winter hiatus, but returns on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. The show also stars Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Matt Letscher, John Barrowman, Neal McDonough, and Amy Pemberton as Gideon.
Are you intrigued to see George Lucas as a semi-fictitious character on The CW?
Source: Entertainment Weekly