DC’s Legends of Tomorrow wears all manner of sci-fi influences on its sleeve, not the least of which has been Star Wars. Now, the Legends’ trips through history will finally extend to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away as well, spotlighting the origin of Star Wars itself with a young George Lucas next month.

Mind you, Lucas himself won’t actually appear (that we know of), but Entertainment Weekly explains that January 2017 premiere title “Raiders of the Lost Art” actually extends to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator. It seems one of the many time aberrations will cause Lucas to drop out of film school, affecting Nate and Ray in the process. Says EP Marc Guggenheim:

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 2016 finale revealed that Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) was alive and well, working as a Hollywood director in the 1960s, likely explaining the tie to Lucas. Additionally, Grimm star Matt Angel will take the role of the young director.

You can watch the first trailer for “Raiders of the Lost Art” below, and stay tuned for more from the January 24 (a new night!) Legends of Tomorrow return.


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