When a franchise whose base is in real action reaches ages above 40 years, as is the case of Star wars, It is natural that the actors who started in it as crazy youngsters now comb gray hair and more than one wrinkle. When it is also a saga that constantly returns to the original era to tell and address new stories, it is normal to look for substitutes or ways to replace the already veteran actors. From here on we will have spoilers for The Mandalorian, so continue at your own risk.
We have seen one of those cases at the end of the second season of The Mandalorian, when a “young man” Luke Skywalker appeared to save the day. Using CGI, the semblance of Mark Hamill about another actor, while Hamill himself lent his voice.
Some fans felt they missed the chance that Lucasfilm perform the “natural” sequence for another actor to play the young iteration of Luke Skywalker. The actor Sebastian Stan He has been referred to many times as a worthy replacement, including by Mark Hamill himself.
Speaking to Good Morning America recently, Sebastian Stan was promoting Falcon and the Winter Soldier when the inevitable question fell. The actor said he would be delighted to play Luke Skywalker, but only if Mark Hamill himself offered to share the iconic role with him. The presence of Luke in the future projects of the franchise is not assured, but neither is it ruled out. Series like Ahsoka could see the farmer-turned-Jedi return.
Sebastian Stan on rumors of him playing a young Luke Skywalker in #StarWars: “If @HamillHimself calls me personally to tell me that he feels inclined to share this role with me then I’ll believe it. “👀https://t.co/i9rZzYvW4s pic.twitter.com/MvftVLlcLk
– Good Morning America (@GMA) March 25, 2021
Do you think we’ll ever see Sebastian Stan inherit the role of Luke Skywalker?