No one knows what it’s like to be made a star by Star Wars quite like Mark Hamill. In 1977, the young actor was thrust into a massive franchise and has since appeared as Luke Skywalker for decades.
Now, it’s time for a younger actor to take on the role, as we will see a child-aged Luke in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Child actor Grant Feely will play the Skywalker in the series, which sees the return of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader respectively. Hamill took to social media to welcome the boy in a wholesome yet comical tweet welcome him to the franchise.
Feely responded to the kind words of the legendary actor and said he was “honored” and he “hopes to make [Hamill] proud.” Hamill offered another message telling Feely that he was chosen for a reason and added that he’s “much too handsome for the part.”
Check out the Mark Hamill tweet below:
You got this, @grant_feely! They chose YOU for a reason. They knew you would do a wonderful job as young Luke, even though you're much too handsome for the part.
Have fun with it! Best always from your pal, Mar🐫#SeeYouAroundKid 👍 https://t.co/s9RoYaY7ih pic.twitter.com/dkkW8LIAPr
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) March 20, 2022
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi begins ten years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is being directed by Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian), with McGregor joined in the cast by Hayden Christensen (Darth Vader), Joel Edgerton (Owen Lars) and Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars), as well as Star Wars newcomers Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Maya Erskine, Benny Safdie and Grant Feely.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere on May 25th, the 45th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.