Mark Hamill Reveals Who He’d Cast For ‘Young Luke Skywalker’

With Disney’s plans on releasing many Star Wars movies over the coming years, there may be a movie that requires Luke Skywalker as a kid. Mark Hamill believes he has the perfect actor in mind to play his iconic role.

Mark Hamill has been in the news a lot recently, most notably for presentation of his very much belated Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When he was recently interviewed by Variety [about getting a star on the Walk of Fame], he was asked if he would let anyone play his iconic role in future Star Wars movies, an idea that Hamill already had an answer to, saying the perfect actor for a young Luke Skywalker would be Jacob Tremblay. 

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV 'A New Hope'
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV ‘A New Hope’
“It depends on what point in Luke’s life that you would have him be in the movie. Because at first I’m thinking … the whole point of Luke was that he was bored silly with his life. All he was doing was bullseyeing wamp rats in his T-16.” Hamill said. “Now, if they could do now where they have five or six plots and you’re cutting around what’s going on all around him and they keep cutting back to a really young Luke, I thought, ‘The one I love is Jacob Tremblay.’”


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If you don’t know who Jacob Tremblay is, he’s an 11-year-old Canadian actor who has appeared in multiple big movies in the last few years, these film include: Wonder (2017) , Room (2015), Before I Wake (2016) & The Book of Henry (2017).

Jacob Tremblay
Jacob Tremblay

We are already seeing Harrison Ford’s iconic character Han Solo come back through a different younger actor in Alden Ehrenreich. It will be interesting to see how successful the movie is, and how well Alden portrays Han Solo, the iconic role Harrison Ford made his own. If Solo gets good reviews than Luke Skywalker returning will probably happen. 

It could be that Luke Skywalker might return by Hamill himself, being that the actor seems reluctant to believe that his character has passed away in The last Jedi.

Star Wars The last Jedi was nominated for four awards at the 90th Academy Awards, including best original score.

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