Digital technology allowed fans to see a CGI version of Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The version of the character looked good, considering the actor who plays him, Peter Cushing, passed on some time ago. Lucasfilm did the same thing with Princess Leia, using technology to bring back a much younger version of Carrie Fisher. Mark Hamill recently spoke with RadioTimes and was asked about Disney using the same technology for Luke Skywalker.
“I thought you were gonna say posthumously. Well, already I told my family ‘Absolutely – thumbs up! But it is a question of propriety really. I’m sure they had to go to the Cushing estate and get their permission. You know, it’s amazing to me – George [Lucas] gave them a canvas so large that they’re going to be able to– I mean, the possibilities are infinite. So who knows? They also ask me ‘What young actor do you think could play him?’ Sky’s the limit. And I’m sure they’re going to keep making these things long after I’m gone.”
To be honest, Disney could have just shown us the back of Tarkin, and his reflection off the glass, and that would have been enough, but they went all in with it and when Tarkin turned around, I was impressed.
As far as Mark Hamill, I am sure they could easily do for Luke Skywalker what they did with Tarkin and Leia. Though, there is another way to go about it. Actor Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a dead ringer for a younger Hamill, and I think Lucasfilm should seriously consider him, if they ever do more with the character of Luke Skywalker.
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