Before she confronts Rey in a fateful encounter and provides her with some advice, Luke Skywalker becomes the quintessential hope-inspiring figure again across the galaxy, shown to be at a low point in the sequel trilogy. He is later portrayed as a Jedi Knight carrying the flame of an almost extinct order, in a couple of movies. Introduced as a reluctant farmboy who eventually decides to help the Rebellion against the Empire, Luke has gone through some significant changes before the eyes of fans over the years in the original trilogy. It goes without saying that Luke Skywalker is one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars franchise.
Mark Hamill consistently plays the character in the live-action. The finale of The Mandalorian season 2, which is set five years after Return of the Jedi, even features Max Lloyd-Jones as a named double body with the help of CGI. The results may vary regarding how convincing it is from person to person, but many agree that Luke’s way of facing off against Dark Troopers and saving Grogu feels very much like the character.
Some fans are hoping to see young Luke portrayed by Sebastian Stan again in a future season of The Mandalorian or another Disney+ show. It would surely be easy to bring in another actor from one Disney+ show to another. The actor known for playing Bucky Barnes in the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is still playing Bucky. Some were surprised that Sebastian Stan did not play young Luke in The Mandalorian. This is the result of facial comparisons that have circulated all over the internet. However, for years, people have fancast Sebastian Stan as young Luke Skywalker.
Finally, Stan Sebastian responded to the idea of Luke, a young player, during an interview on Good Morning America.
“Well, if Mark Hamill calls me personally to tell me that he feels inclined to share this role with me, then I’ll believe it. Until then, I won’t believe it.”
Does he simply mean that he would like Mark Hamill’s blessing to play the role, whether it be through CGI or voice work? And if he were to be involved with the character, would he want to somehow be involved with Mark Hamill’s portrayal of it? That sounds like he would like to share the role with Mark Hamill in different ways, but it hasn’t been approached that way. Perhaps fans should not hold their breath over the possibility of Sebastian Stan playing Luke Skywalker, without any explanation about it.
Fans should not worry too much about seeing Luke Skywalker in live-action anytime soon, perhaps. It is time for other characters to have the spotlight, after all. The Mandalorian has shown us new characters that can be just as beloved as the old ones. It reminds us that the galaxy is bigger than we thought and that the Star Wars franchise needs to continue to evolve and grow beyond what we already know.