Sebastian Stan Is Mark Hamill’s Son on the Internet and It Is the Best Thing

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Interweb denizens noticed long ago that there is a striking resemblance between Captain America actor Sebastian Stan and Star Wars legend Mark Hamill. Both men have had fun with the idea before, but Hamill’s recent tweet is my favorite.

I mean, it’s a little uncanny, right? I’ve stared at this picture for about ten minutes and I still can’t believe that’s not also Sebastian Stan on the right.

Sebastian Stan is very much into this theory about his lineage:

As Nerdist points out, Disney has a great opportunity should they want to dip into their Marvel talent pool for any future Star Wars projects: “We think we know who Disney would tap if they ever decided to make a Star Wars standalone film about Luke Skywalker’s time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

PLEASE. Be still my fragile nerd heart because the idea of Sebastian Stan as young Luke Skywalker has set it all aflutter.

I think it’s the distinctive chin that really drives this home, and something about the eyes, but there’s no denying that Mark Hamill is truly Sebastian Stan’s father and that this is one of the happiest things the Internet has ever wrought.

Hamill is even on board for a father/son movie with Stan—with one adjustment:


(via Nerdist, image: Shutterstock)

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