Mark Hamill and Sebastian Stan have all seen the proposed fan castings and deepfakes on the latter taking over the role of Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" franchise (what with Obi-Wan Kenobi and the upcoming "Rogue One" series showing prequels are in fashion). When Good Morning America addressed the 400 lb Internet gorilla in the room with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier star, he diplomatically said, "Well, if Mark Hamill calls me personally that he feels inclined to share this role with me, then I'll believe it, until then I won't believe it." Now Hamill offered his own tongue-in-cheek response to state the obvious since his personal endorsement doesn't have any real weight to the argument.
"This assumes I have any say in casting decisions at Lucasfilm when in fact… I don't," Hamill tweeted when asked by a fan. The character of Luke Skywalker was last seen on the Disney+ series The Mandalorian in the second season finale "The Rescue" which saw the hero circa Return of the Jedi (1983) make his triumphant return. It was almost 40 years since the Richard Marquand film's release and a body double was used to de-age Hamill with the actor lending his own voice trying the best he can to sound younger.
The occasion was momentous because it gave fans the Luke Skywalker moment they craved with the full use of his Force powers the sequel films didn't show when Hamill last physically played the character. Accompanied by his faithful droid R2-D2, it was revealed the legendary Jedi was Gorgu's master before they set off to complete his training. Before Luke could get to the bridge of the imperial lightcruiser, he had to dispense Moff Gideon's (Giancarlo Esposito) experimental dark troopers. Both seasons of The Mandalorian are available to stream on Disney+.
This assumes I have any say in casting decisions at Lucasfilm when in fact… I don't. https://t.co/7WNFTlm32H
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 29, 2021