Will We Ever See A Young Luke Skywalker Again? Mark Hamill Has Spoken!

MOVIE NEWS – After The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, will we see a young Luke on screen or in the cinema?



Over the past decade, Hollywood has experimented a lot with digital anti-ageing. Star Wars has undoubtedly led the way. The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett both featured a surprise appearance of a young Luke Skywalker. In the sci-fi canon, these developments have left fans wondering if we will see more of the beloved hero in this form in the future. But it seems that franchise legend Mark Hamill is not sold on the idea.

Hamill admits it was a combination of young lookalikes and digital wizardry that allowed the aforementioned Disney+ series to depict Luke Skywalker not long after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

However, the actor believes that Lucasfilm should not get used to portraying the character in this way. He recently spoke to Esquire about where things stand with Luke and the possibilities for the future. Here’s what he had to say:

“People say, ‘Oh, now you’re going to be able to do a whole series of Luke post-Return of the Jedi.’ I said, ‘I don’t think so.’ First of all, they don’t need to tell those stories, but if they do, they could get an age-appropriate actor.”

Thanks to the Star Wars sequel trilogy, fans already know what happened to Luke Skywalker after the fall of the Empire. Mark Hamill doesn’t seem particularly interested in delving into the details of that period beyond what is already known. If Lucasfilm ends up thinking otherwise, it’s interesting that Hamill here seems to give his blessing to the idea of doing the whole de-ageing thing again instead of reprising the role.

But will this reworking ever happen? The mixed reception to Solo: A Star Wars Story won’t soon be forgotten. It seems Lucasfilm is committed to preserving the distinct look of the characters we’ve come to know in the Star Wars universe. This is evidenced not only by the Disney+ appearances of a young Luke Skywalker but also by the roles of Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

That being said, if the franchise were going to do something as grand as a whole series showing Luke starting a Jedi academy after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, you’d think the project would feature a real, 30-something actor in the lead role.

For now, the situation is merely hypothetical. Star Wars has no announced plans for the character‘s future. Regardless, the franchise is most definitely up to a lot of things at the moment, both on screen and in theatres.

Source: Esquire

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