Mark Hamill says Star Wars should re-cast Luke Skywalker 4 months ago

Mark Hamill says Star Wars should re-cast Luke Skywalker

Mark Hamill wants to act his own age.

With de-aging technology prominent within current Hollywood films and the rise of AI coming into the conversation, people certainly have a lot to say on the topic.


In a recent interview with Esquire, the Star Wars legend admitted that while he was impressed with his de-aged version of Luke Skywalker in Disney+ series The Mandalorian, he's not particularly up for it anymore.

The 71-year-old, who starred in the original Star Wars trilogy, also made an appearance in the most recent films as an older version of himself, where he thought he was signing off from the franchise for good.

"When I read The Last Jedi's script, I said, 'OK, well, that's it for me,'" Hamill says of the 2017 film in which Skywalker dies. "And you start that process of disengaging from something that's been a part of your life."

However, when a visit from Dave Filoni, Jon Favreau and a puppet then-called Baby Yoda arrived on his doorstep, the actor decided to make one more leap into the world, as a de-aged version of himself. While he thought the technology used in The Mandalorian was "very impressive," he also admitted it's "unusual to see yourself like that."


It now looks like de-aged Luke's days are past him, with Hamill suggesting any more appearances of the character should come from someone the right age.

"It can't be cheap," Hamill continued. "People say, 'Oh, now you're going to be able to do a whole series of Luke post-Return of the Jedi.' I said, 'I don't think so.' First of all, they don't need to tell those stories, but if they do, they could get an age-appropriate actor."

Mark Hamill Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

Will Mark Hamill return to Star Wars?

There is a chance, however, that Hamill turns up once again in the Daisy Ridley's character Rey's spinoff film, which was announced earlier this year. It looks like any possible appearances will remain a secret though.

"One thing you learn working for Lucasfilm: everything is confidential. Everything is confidential. So, if I were involved, I wouldn't be able to tell you. And if I were not involved, I wouldn't be able to tell you. So, I don't know. We'll all find out together, I guess."

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