Following the success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, many are wondering what standalone films to expect from the galaxy far, far away. But according to one of the franchise's most popular stars, Mark Hamill, a solo film about his character probably won't happen.
While appearing at this weekend's D23 Expo, Hamill was asked about the possibility of a Luke Skywalker prequel film. But as the actor explained, Luke's origins might not be exciting enough for a solo adventure.
"It'd be pretty boring, you know?" Hamill explained. "It's set on a moisture farm on a desert planet. Yawn."
Of course, one Luke's original trilogy companions, Han Solo, is getting his own solo anthology film next year. But Hamill had a pretty good justification for why that story is being told.
"Well, [Han] had a more colorful life prior to Star Wars than I did."
If a younger Luke Skywalker did need to appear, Hollywood doesn't have to look far for someone to play the fan-favorite character. Some have noticed that Marvel Cinematic Universe star Sebastian Stan looks eerily like Hamill in A New Hope, with fans campaigning for the actor to appear as a younger Luke in some sort of capacity.
For those who would rather see Luke's later adventures, Hamill will reprise the role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which premieres in theaters on December 15.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.