Kathleen Kennedy announced several upcoming Disney+ Star Wars projects on Disney Investor Day 2020. But she missed out on The Book of Boba Fett. And there was no official revelation for the Luke Skywalker series either. Both of these projects weren’t revealed in order to prevent spoilers from The Mandalorian Season 2 finale. The Boba Fett series was announced right at the end of The Mandalorian Season 2 and we exclusively revealed that a Luke Skywalker series was in the works for Disney+.
Now, Giant Freakin Robot is reporting that “the plan is to set the show during some point after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.” There’s a story to be told between the time Luke Skywalker began training new Jedi younglings and his decision to exile himself to the planet of Ahch-To. Even though details are pretty scarce on this series, we should still expect Grogu and a young Kylo Ren to be a part of it. After all, Grogu is supposed to be training with Luke Skywalker, and the latest Star Wars trilogy did not confirm his fate. So, whatever happens to Grogu will possibly be revealed through the Luke Skywalker series. And don’t be surprised if it also connects with The Mandalorian.
Who should play Luke Skywalker?
Max Lloyd-Jones doubled for Luke Skywalker and Mark Hamill’s face was added through CGI during the secretive Mando cameo. But the CGI costs will blow through the roof if Luke Skywalker were to have Mark Hamill’s face in the upcoming show. Furthermore, the CGI on Luke Skywalker wasn’t even perfect in The Mandalorian. So, we believe that a new actor would be cast for the titular role. Sebastian Stan has been fancast multiple times to play young Luke Skywalker. But it’d be interesting to see if he would be able to manage his MCU and Star Wars gigs at the same time. If not Mr. Stan, then who would you prefer to see as Luke Skywalker? Tell us in the comments section.