"DC's Legends of Tomorrow' will confront a great disturbance in the Force when The CW's time-traveling superhero epic returns from its winter hiatus. The show kicks off the second half of its sophomore season investigating what went wrong to cause a young George Lucas to abandon film school, thus never creating a space saga in a galaxy far, far away, or depict the adventures of a death-defying archeologist.
"Because of circumstances, the time aberration in episode 209 is George Lucas quits film school,” "Legends" executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed to Entertainment Weekly. “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 young filmmaker will be portrayed by actor Matt Angel in an story that also features the return of Rip Hunter, who surfaces in the guise of a director working in 1967 Hollywood. Guggenheim describes the winter premiere (arriving January 24) as "one of the most ambitious" episodes the series has shot to date. "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."
Airing Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT on The CW "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" stars Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Brandon Routh as the Atom, Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Firestorm, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Maisie Richardson-Seller as Vixen, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave and Nick Zano as Citizen Steel.