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Published On: Fri, Dec 30th, 2016

Young version of ‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas appearing in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ season 2 winter premiere

The CW is offering up news to thrill some fans as Legends of Tomorrow will in fact be featuring a young version of Star Wars creator George Lucas in their upcoming episode.

John Williams and George Lucas

According to EW, Sweet/Vicious actor Matt Angel will portray Lucas in the winter premiere, titled “Raiders of the Lost Art” with Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) working as a director in Los Angeles in 1967, before Lucas made American Graffiti and Star Wars.

Legends executive producer Marc Guggenheim said the episode will heavily affect Ray (Brandon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano). During this time period, Lucas was making a series of short films that he once described as “experimental” “tone poems,” like the ones that made him fall in love with cinema in the first place.

Guggenheim explained: “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…”

The creator continued: “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.”

A teaser for the episode can be found below. This new episode will also center on this Legion of Doom and will air January 24th at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

 

 

 

 

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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