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Unnecessarily Recasting Star Wars: Luke Skywalker

It's not that we like remakes, we just can't do anything about them.

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Hey, remember when we imagined what the cast of a rebooted Star Trek: The Next Generation would look like? Here’s a thing about that other space franchise.

It’s not that we want Disney to remake the original Star Wars, but we wouldn’t put it past them. Considering they’ve given us little to no information so far about their intended spinoffs from J.J. Abrams new trilogy, our minds went wild. What if they did a straight remake of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope? What if they wanted to tell more stories with youthful Luke, Leia, and Han? If they did, here’s seven candidates we think could pick up Mark Hamill’s mantle as Luke Skywalker. Unnecessarily

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."