Young George Lucas to appear in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Presumably the time-travelling superhero TV show is heading to a galaxy far, far away

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If current box office hitRogue One wasn’t enough nostalgic Star Wars action for you, then you might want to tune into sci-fi superhero show Legends of Tomorrow next year – because they’re also returning to the origins of the classic space opera.

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Well, sort of. According to EW, an upcoming episode will see the gang of time-jumping heroes travel back to the late 60s, where they’ll meet Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator George Lucas in his younger years (played by Matt Angel) and use their knowledge of the future to further encourage George to create his masterpieces lest there be dire consequences for characters Ray (Brandon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano). 

“Because of circumstances, the time aberration in episode 209 is George Lucas quits film school,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim explained.

“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.” 

He added: “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.” 

Fingers crossed that people love revisiting this bit of Star Wars history as much as they have Rogue One, then.

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return on Tuesday 24th January on US network The CW, and to UK TV at a later date