With all the solo Star Wars movie plans and, more specifically with the upcoming Han Solo movie, it’s struck some people as a surprise that there haven’t been any plans to make a solo young Luke Skywalker movie. Mark Hamill, who has famously played the character since Star Wars: The Last Hope, spoke to Fandango at the D23 Expo this weekend and said that between Luke and Han, Han as a character has more “potential for his exploits” to fill up a movie in comparison to Luke.
“He had a more colorful life prior to Star Wars than I did. [A Luke Skywalker movie] would be set on a moisture farm on a desert planet. [Han] was a rogue and a scoundrel and there’s so much potential for his exploits, like how he got the Millennium Falcon from Lando, we have people on staff who are historians on it, who know every fact. And I’ll tell you, I haven’t seen the original movies since they were in theaters. I don’t watch them on home video, so you can tell the fans know more about it than me.”
With that being said, it doesn’t seem like Lucasfilm has any plans as of now to make a solo Luke Skywalker film, but never say never. Until any announcements (or no announcements) are made, we can look forward to the Han Solo film, as well as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will be in theaters December 15, 2017.
The Han Solo movie has been written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan and will also star Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Michael K. Williams and Ian Kenny.
The Han Solo movie is currently slated for release on May 25, 2018.