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He’s just 17 but Asa Butterfield already has a weighty resume under his belt. He received critical acclaim before he even hit his teenaged years when he starred in the Holocaust drama
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and went on to amaze us with his piercing blue eyes in Hugo. Most recently of course, he starred as Ender in the controversial adaptation of sci-fi novel Ender’s Game. The film came and went but Butterfield proved he’s up to the task of a major space adventure. - Jill
Everybody knows Dev Patel as the kid from
Slumdog Millionaire, and everybody would like to forget that he played Zuko in the feature film adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, but bear with me when I say I think it's important to note. There are two sides to Luke: the petulant, baby-faced farm boy, and the untried Jedi knight keeping a galaxy's worth of anger on a tight leash. And as poorly as the part was written, Patel's attempt to bring Zuko to all his angsty life was a worthy one. - Susana
I’d be interested in seeing Daniel Radcliffe replace Hamill for many of the same reason Susana would cast Dev Patel: it’s all about that angst, baby. Radcliffe already played a self-important martyr in 8 movies, so he would have no problem capturing the complexities that go along with being the chosen one. (I know it sounds like I hate Luke. I don’t...much.) - Carolyn
Luke was kind of a blank slate when the Star Wars saga began with Episode IV -- just a naive farm boy who didn’t understand the world around him. Sure, he turned into a lightsaber-wielding badass eventually, but if we’re resetting the story we also have to reset that aspect of the character. That’s why the perfect man for the job is
30 Rock’s Kenneth Parcell, Jack McBrayer. - Glen
As Troy on
Community, Donald Glover has the kind of wide-eyed innocence you need from a Luke Skywalker. Sure, he’s known for being a comedic actor, but this could be his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (in which Jim Carrey was the greatest) or Stranger Than Fiction (wherein will Ferrel did his best work since the cowbell sketch). Bonus: he’s already got the perfect, “That’s not true. That’s impossible!” face down.
Oh! And then, we could cast Joel McHale as Han and Alison Brie as Leia, and we could all finally get over
Community’s cancellation. - Dan
I’ll admit that I first thought of Baruchel because of
Fanboys, but in his perpetual role as “generic nice guy” he’s also demonstrated the same admirably optimistic entitlement I’ve always associated with Luke. Sure, Luke might be stuck on the planet farthest from the center of the Universe (or In the case of most Baruchel movies, the social equivalent) but goddamn it if he doesn’t have the gumption to whine nonetheless! Nothing says A New Hope more than believing you deserve better despite every evidence to the contrary. That’s the level of delusion that defeats Empires. - Carolyn
His star has been rising steadily since he played werewolf Seth in the
Twilight Saga but Booboo Stewart is still relatively unknown and that’s one of the reasons I think he’d make a great Luke. He’s got that fresh-faced optimism going just like Mark Hamill did back in 77. While we’ve yet to see what he does with the Disney villain’s kids series , and he was only in Descendents X-Men: Days of Future Past for a brief, shining moment, I’d like to see what he’d do with a meaty role like Luke. - Jill
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Hey, remember when we imagined what the cast of a
rebooted ? Here’s a thing about that other space franchise. Star Trek: The Next Generation would look like
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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