Barack Obma on Legends of Tomorrow
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The ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ typically find themselves facing historical figures from the distant past like Julius Caesar or Ulysses Grant, but they have encountered more contemporary notables as well, like George Lucas and Albert Einstein.  They’ve even met up with some U.S. Presidents, like George Washington and Lyndon B. Johnson.  Now they will encounter their most contemporary President yet.  No, ‘SNL’ has a monopoly on Trump, but the crew of the Waverider is due to encounter a younger version of Barack Obama.

The episode will take place in the late 1970s when Obama was a student at Occidental College.  The episode will be penned by Keto Shimizu and James Eagan.  Shimizu is a regular writer for the show but has not worked with Eagan before.  Egan co-wrote the episodes ‘Zari’ and ‘Beebo the God of War’.  The episode will begin filming in early February to air in April.  Producers are now casting the actor to play the young Obama.

Legends of Tomorrow’ is still on winter hiatus.  It moves to a new night and time on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 8pm EST, the spot usually held by ‘Supergirl’.  ‘Legends” old post-‘Flash’ time slot on Tuesdays was taken over by new series ‘Black Lightning’.  New episodes of ‘Supergirl’ are currently airing on the Monday night spot but that show will take a break for six weeks to make room for ‘Legends’.

It was just announced that ‘The Flash’ costar Keiynan Lonsdale‘s Wally West/Kid Flash will be joining ‘Legends’ as a series regular, to partially replace Firestorm (Victor Garber, Franz Drameh).  Garber’s character, Victor Stein was killed off during the ‘Crisis on Earth-X’ crossover event and Drameh’s Jefferson “Jax” Jackson chose to depart rather than go on without his partner.  There is talk that Matt Ryan‘s John Constantine may also come aboard on a more permanent basis following an upcoming guest appearance.

Are you excited for ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ to return?

Source: TV Line