A while ago, the internet had a mini meltdown over the realisation that Sebastian Stan bears an eerie resemblance to a young Mark Hamill. Naturally, calls for Stan (who is most well-known for playing Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier in the Captain America movies) to play a young Luke Skywalker followed. Stan has already signalled his interest in the role and now Hamill has given his approval too.
The two actors appeared today on Good Morning America, where Stan had a funny message for his “dad”, Hamill. Talking about whether he would want to see Stan as a young Luke, Hamill said Stan wouldn’t need his help to get the role and that it wasn’t his choice to make. However, he said Stan was definitely a contender and revealed that he would love to work with him.
See the clip below:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 30, 2017
With Lucasfilm currently working on Star Wars anthology films alongside the main saga, a film featuring a young Luke could well be on the cards somewhere down the line. Having proved his acting chops and action star credentials in Marvel’s Captain America films, Stan seems like an ideal fit for the young Jedi Knight.
As well as discussing the possibility of Stan playing the young Luke Skywalker, Hamill also said – in reference to Stan’s earlier joke about being his son – he would readily play Stan’s father. Could this mean, if calls for Stan to play Luke himself fall flat, that the actor could be a contender to play one of the Skywalker family’s next descendants? Maybe it’s Hamill’s turn to tell his look-a-like “I am your father!”
Would you want to see Sebastian Stan as the young Luke Skywalker? Or is there another role you think he would suit in the Star Wars universe? Let us know in the comments below!
Luke Skywalker will next appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, and Andy Serkis. Here’s the official synopsis:
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017.
5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.
One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.
Here are 5 ways The Last Jedi links to greater Star Wars canon. Click Next to get started!