Sebastian Stan To Play Luke Skywalker In New Star Wars Series For Disney Plus

Luke gets a new padawan.

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Sebastian Stan will play Luke Skywalker in a brand new Star Wars series on Disney Plus which will partner him with a fan-favorite character.

It seems like Disney has listened to fans after all the cries for Sebastian Stan to play a young Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe. It stemmed from the reaction to the CGI version of the Jedi Knight who appeared at the end of The Mandalorian season 2, who arrived just in the nick of time to save Din Djarin, Baby Yoda and the rest of their crew. But surprisingly, Sebastian Stan will pick up the role from Mark Hamill in a new six-episode event series called Starkiller.

Long-time Star Wars fans will know that George Lucas originally envisioned Luke with the last name Starkiller instead of Skywalker, so it’ll be interesting to see how that plays into the show. However, he’ll reportedly team up with fan-favorite character Grogu after leaving with him at the end of The Mandalorian. What’s even more shocking is that the series will apparently culminate in a battle between Sebastian Stan’s Luke Skywalker and Grogu on Tatooine, according to sources at April Fool’s News.

Would you like to see Sebastian Stan play a younger Luke Skywalker in a Disney Plus series? Which other Star Wars show are you excited for? Sound-off in the comments below!

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito and Carl Weathers, with Rosario Dawson joining the series as Ahsoka Tano. The Star Wars project is being directed by series creator Jon Favreau, executive producer Dave Filoni and fellow season one directors Rick Famuyiwa and Bryce Dallas Howard. Ant-Man director Peyton Reed will also helm at least one episode as will star Carl Weathers and Sin City helmer Robert Rodriguez.

The Mandalorian season two episodes premiere every Friday on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Sebastian Stan, Luke Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and the future of the Star Wars franchise, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: April Fool’s News

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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