Sebastian Stan has responded to rumours that he will play Luke Skywalker in a future Star Wars project.
Due to Stan’s likeness to Star Wars legend Mark Hamill, fans of the franchise have shared their hopes for Stan to be cast as the Jedi Knight in the future.
Asked what it would take for him to accept the role, Stan – who is currently appearing in new Marvel TV show The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Disney+ – told Good Morning America: “If Mark Hamill called me, personally, to tell me he feels inclined to share this role with me, then I will believe it. Until then, I won’t believe it.
Sebastian Stan on rumors of him playing a young Luke Skywalker in #StarWars: “If @HamillHimself calls me personally to tell me that he feels inclined to share this role with me then I’ll believe it.” 👀https://t.co/i9rZzYvW4s pic.twitter.com/MvftVLlcLk
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 25, 2021
The veteran Star Wars actor reprised his youthful Luke Skywalker for the closing episode of the Disney+ spin-off series in which special effects were used to create the image of a younger Skywalker – similar to his look in the original trilogy films (1977-1983).
In other Star Wars news, the full cast for upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series was revealed today (March 29) alongside a production start date.
The Disney+ show has already confirmed that Ewan McGregor will return as the Jedi master alongside Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, both from the prequels.
Now, a host of cast additions have been confirmed, including the previously-announced Indira Varma alongside Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious), Simone Kessell (Of Kings and Prophets) and Benny Safdie (Good Time).
Reviewing the first look at Sebastian Stan’s current TV show The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which is airing episodes weekly on Disney+, NME wrote: “Sharp, funny, and packing some awesome action scenes with a whole lot of character potential, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier is off to a flying start.”