Arthur Darvill’s celebrating Back to the Future Day with a spot of time travel

The Doctor Who and Legends of Tomorrow star is no stranger to a jaunt in space and time...

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From the Doctor’s big blue police box to Rip Hunter’s Time Sphere, Arthur Darvill’s a man who knows how to time travel in style, so is it any wonder he’s paid homage to one of pop culture’s most famous time travelling vehicles on Back To the Future Day?

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Darvill, who’ll soon appear as genius inventor and time traveller Rip Hunter (who looks and sounds NOTHING like The Doctor) took to Instagram last night to share his excitement about October 21st 2015, the day he’d finally get his hoverboard – just like Marty McFly.

I can't wait to get my hover board tomorrow. #backtothefuture

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And this morning he was back again, this time offering up a snap of himself taking Mr McFly’s iconic stance beside the DeLorean.

Welcome to the future. #backtothefuture

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“I don’t think you can do a time-travelling thing without referencing Doctor Who or Back to the Future” Darvill previously told RadioTimes.com when discussing Legends of Tomorrow.

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But he was adamant that the new DC superhero series “definitely puts a new spin on it.”