Sebastian Stan Has A Funny Take On Those Young Luke Skywalker Rumors

Sebasian Stan in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

It’s no secret that Star Wars is one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. With the galaxy far, far away also expanding thanks to Star Wars shows on Disney+, the future of the space opera seems limitless. And Marvel’s Sebastian Stan has a funny take on those young Luke Skywalker rumors.

The fan castings and rumors about Sebastian Stan and Star Wars came from a viral image that showed how much the Winter Soldier actor resembles a young Mark Hamill. As such, some are hoping to see Stan play the beloved Jedi on the small or silver screens. Stan recently responded to these calls in a funny way, saying:

Look, it's really kind. Never say never. Mark Hamill is my father, you know, and he knows that, and I call him every Christmas to tell him, 'Just want you to know I'm around.' It's really terrifying.

Well, there you have it. While he seems to have a good sense of humor about the ongoing rumors, Sebastian Stan’s comments might also give some hope to those Star Wars fans who want to see him take up Luke’s lightsaber. Because as he put it, you can never really say never.

Sebastian Stan’s comments come from a recent interview with Esquire to promote his new Hulu series Pam & Tommy. While answering queries from the internet, Stan addressed the ongoing fan campaign to see him play young Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. While there’s currently no plans for him to play the franchise hero, he’s seemingly not ruling it out for the future. He’s also poking fun at the ongoing situation, and his connection with Mark Hamill.

These calls for Sebastian Stan to play Mark Hamill’s signature character will likely only gain more speed as a result of Disney+ shows like The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. They’ve featured a post-Return of the Jedi Luke, who is seemingly at the height of his power. If Lucasfilm decides to move forward and give the character his own series, it might be wise to bring in another actor rather than de-aging Hamill. Only time will tell.

Given Sebatian Stan’s ongoing tenure as Bucky Barnes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he certainly seems like a great choice to join the galaxy far, far away. He’s a member of the Disney family, and has proven himself capable in dizzying action sequences. We’ll just have to wait and see exactly how Lucasfilm plans to utilize Luke going forward.

While Star Wars will continue to expand thanks to more shows on Disney+ like Obi-Wan and Ahsoka, the franchise’s future on the big screen is unclear. Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron movie was delayed indefinitely as a result of creative differences. And while Taika Waititi and Rian Johnson are both attached to bring their own movie to life, the timeline is unclear. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience. 

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.