Sebastian Stan addresses those Luke Skywalker rumors

The Mandalorian
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Sebastian Stan has responded to rumors that he could play a young Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe.

"Well, if Mark Hamill calls me personally to tell me that he feels inclined to share this role with me, then I'll believe it, until then, I won't believe it," he told Good Morning America

Many have noticed the resemblance between Stan and young Hamill, and there have even been fan edits of Stan as the iconic Jedi. The actors have both had fun with the rumors, too, with the Marvel star once recording a video calling Hamill his dad, and Hamill joking Stan could be his son on Twitter.

Luke Skywalker returned to the Star Wars universe in The Mandalorian season 2 episode 8. Hamill was involved in bringing the character back to the screen, but the actor portraying him on set was actually Max Lloyd-Jones. Some digital wizardry combined Hamill's likeness – and his performance of the dialogue – with Lloyd-Jones to create the Luke we eventually saw on screen.

Hamill has made it clear how happy he was to reprise his role, but whether he'll be back again or not remains unknown. Luke whisked Grogu (whom the internet knows and loves as Baby Yoda) away for Jedi training at the end of the episode, leaving a heartbroken Mandalorian behind. If our favorite father/son duo team up again in The Mandalorian season 3, we could be seeing the return of Luke Skywalker – though whether that'll be Hamill and Lloyd-Jones or another actor entirely remains a mystery.

For the moment, you can catch Stan as Bucky Barnes in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is dropping a new episode weekly on Disney Plus – and you can find the best Disney Plus deals and prices right here.

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.