DC's Legends of Tomorrow will be featuring a cameo that should be of great interest to Star Wars fans. In a clip from the upcoming episode "Raiders of the Lost Art", time-traveller Rip Hunter seeks help from a young George Lucas. You can see the clip below:
Of course, as the clip shows, Rip is under the impression he's a film student named Phil and doesn't remember his real identity except for subconciously. His subconcious memories cause him to make a film featuring Rip Hunter and Vandal Savage, but he's frustrated with how the actors he hired play the roles. He asks his friend George Lucas for advice and George thinks he's overreacting a bit.
The two suddenly find themselves in the middle of heroes vs. villians brawl and have no idea what's going on. George Lucas gets shot in the shoulder and yells at Rip that he shouldn't stay behind because the film isn't worth his life before booking it. Rip doesn't listen and subsequently gets arrested.
Well, that's definitely a weird way to reference the creator of Star Wars in a show. It will be interesting to see where they go with it. What do you think?
Here's the official synopsis for the episode:
When Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman) try to capture Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student.
After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray (Brandon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano) realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team. Meanwhile, Rory (Dominic Purcell) asks Stein (Victor Garber) for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.
Legends of Tomorrow airs at 9 PM ET/PT on Tuesdays at the CW.
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