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New Luke Skywalker Actor Gets Approved By Mark Hamill

By Ishita Chatterjee
March 17,2022
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Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere soon on Disney+, and the show has already released its first trailer to huge hype and excitement. The Kenobi show will feature Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen as Obi-Wan and Vader respectively.

By now, we know a bit about the plot of the show. But the details are still up in the air. However, there’s one little detail that has been leaked. We know that young Luke Skywalker will be in the show.

We saw young Luke. He was practicing pod racing maneuvers at his home. However, we don’t know just how big of a role Luke will play in the Disney+ series.

However, it does mark a major moment in the history of the franchise. After all, a brand new actor is playing the role of Luke Skywalker. Grant Feely will play the character in the upcoming Kenobi show.

And it looks like the original Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill has passed on the torch to him.

Mark Hamill Wishes New Luke Skywalker The Very Best

Grant Feely will play a young Luke Skywalker in the Obi-Wan Kenobi show

Grant Feely will play a young Luke Skywalker in the Obi-Wan Kenobi show

Recently, Mark Hamill tweeted praise for the child actor playing young Luke in the Obi-Wan show. He said:

“Grant Feely looks like a perfect Luke Skywalker and I am wishing him all the very best!

#TheForceIsWithFeely”

Here’s the tweet:

 

Grant Feely should be proud of getting this stamp of approval from Mark Hamill himself. After all, bringing in a new actor to play a classic and beloved character is always tricky.

But Freely’s version will surely not be heavily criticized or curated by fans, since he will be playing a significantly younger version of Luke. By the time we see Hamill’s Luke in A New Hope, Feely’s version would have long grown up.

More Recasts Coming In Star Wars?

Grant Feely as young Luke Skywalker in the first Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer

Grant Feely as young Luke Skywalker in the first Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer

All Feely has to do is embody a very young Luke Skywalker in the short time he sees Obi-Wan. As for the older version of Luke, maybe Lucasfilm will use this as a platform to start recasting the classic Star Wars characters.

Even though one recast was already done in the Solo movie, fans are wondering when we will get to see recasts of other famous characters. In recent years, Star Wars has begun bringing back a young version of Luke in the MandoVerse.

Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano in The Book of Boba Fett

Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano in The Book of Boba Fett

We saw him in The Mandalorian as well as The Book of Boba Fett. However, the actor playing the role was still Mark Hamill. It’s just that he had been de-aged using CGI.

However, for Obi-Wan Kenobi, the show is bringing in a brand-new actor for the role. So maybe we will finally get a grown-up Luke Skywalker recasting in the future someday now.

The first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi hits Disney+ on May 25.

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