The campaign seeking Sebastian Stan’s portrayal of a younger Luke Skywalker in a future Star Wars film is now picking up momentum.
The star from Marvel Cinematic Universe, formally entered the contention to play the character iconized by Mark Hamill, by creating an audition tape with MTV. Check out the video yourself.
It’s a bit weird to hear someone else utter the lines spoken by Hamill in the original Star Wars film, four decades ago. The difference becomes even more jarring when the understanding is so different. There was a point when Stan found it difficult to focus, and he admitted that he had no clue what Alderaan is.
“I wanted to go to… toe station? To pick up some power converters,” Stan is heard saying at one point during this fake audition tape. “Did you write this line?”
He is then corrected by MTV’s Josh Horowitz who tells him it is “Tosche station,” to his dismay.
Even though he had a tough time during the fake audition, there is one irrefutable advantage that Stan has which can convince even the most doubtful nerd: Stan looks just the way the character did. Acting talent or not, the looks have to match the original.
The Marvel’s Winter Soldier had earlier expressed his desire to play the part of Luke Skywalker in a film by Lucasfilm.
“I just want to say here that anytime anyone would like to call me and ask me about Luke Skywalker I’d be very happy [to play him],” the actor had said at Rhode Island Comic Con.
Stan’s candidature for the role was supported by Hamill a well who had appeared on Good Morning America during the promotions of his upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“He’s a wonderful actor,” Hamill said. “People say, ‘Will you support him to be the young Luke Skywalker when they make those movies?’ And I thought he doesn’t need me. He’s an accomplished enough actor to get it on his own. And I shouldn’t put my thumb on the scale because it’s not my choice. It’s Disney and Lucasfilm, and I don’t want to cut short any other potential Lukes… But I’d love to work with him. Heck, I’d play his father any day.”
Stan might be a topic for the future, but, as of now, fans can look forward to enjoying Mark Hamill’s adventures as the old Luke Skywalker when Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in a week’s time.