Disney may own Star Wars (and Marvel), but its creator George Lucas will soon be a character in CW's DC TV Universe. DC's Legends of Tomorrow will feature a young version of the director as a character in an upcoming episode, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Unlike Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's younger version of Carrie Fisher, Lucas won't be de-aged with digital effects. Instead, Grimm actor Matt Angel will portray Lucas as a young film student.
“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.”
The team must go back in time and convince Lucas to remain in film school. The still untitled episode will be the ninth episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow's second season. The show returns January 24 on CW.