New Luke Skywalker Actor Breaks Silence on Star Wars Role

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Luke Skywalker Book of Boba Fett Actor

The Book of Boba Fett has helped Disney kick off their next wave of Star Wars content on Disney+. What was first described as a crime drama within the Star Wars universe has evolved into so much more. The series has gone from showcasing the adventures of Boba on Tatooine to incorporating the likes of Luke Skywalker, Grogu (aka Baby Yoda), and Din Djarin from The Mandolorian

These cameos in the latest chapter, specifically Luke and Grogu's, sparked full-on fan meltdowns online. Many were underwhelmed by the first few episodes of Boba Fett, but the last pair have quickly become two of the most celebrated Star Wars offerings since Disney bought the franchise back in 2012. 

For Luke to make an appearance, the creative minds behind The Book of Boba Fett employed the use of cutting-edge de-aging tech, taking an actual modern-day actor's performance and mapping Mark Hamil's face/voice onto it. Now, the actor who portrayed Luke in the latest Boba Fett episode has come forward, revealing what it was like to work on the show.

Book of Boba's Luke Comes Forward

Luke Skywalker, Ahsoka
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Graham Hamilton, the actor who served as the performance actor of Luke Skywalker in the latest Book of Boba Fett episode, posted on Instagram celebrating what it was like to take on the role of one of the galaxy's most iconic Jedi.

The photo of Luke is accompanied by a lengthy caption saying that "co-creating Luke Skywalker for The Book of Boba Fett" was "one of the most magical and fulfilling creative experiences" of his life. The actor also expressed "deep gratitude" to show masterminds Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau while listing off the highlights of being on set which included "becoming a Jedi:"

What can I say. Co-creating Luke Skywalker for The Book of Boba Fett with master Mark Hamill was one of the most magical and fulfilling creative experiences of my life. Deep gratitude to Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau for bringing me into the family and to all the geniuses Star Wars + Lucasfilm who remind us of the power of myth, and the deep responsibility of artists who bring these archetypes to life. It's hard to express what this all meant for me, how unimaginably moving it was and still is.The 5 year old kid who sat night after night in a basement in Missoula MT watching Star Wars is living his best life. The highlights are endless but here are few:️

- Playing everyday w. Grogu
️- Geeking out w. Rosario Dawson
️- Lightsaber training with Lateef Santos
️- Wigging the Lukealike w. Maria Sandoval
️- Listening to all of Mark's incredible stories
️- Introducing Luke's Jedi Training threads w. Shawna Trpcic
️- Grogu fist-bump that MADE THE FINAL CUT!
️- Meditating between setups
- Trailer laughs w. Sabrina Wilson + Mo Meinhart
️- Dressing w. Mary Stein Gossett
️- Discovering the Force
️- Coming home to Raleigh Hamilton+ Maeve
️- Waking each morning to live in a dream
- Becoming a Jedi

I am humbled beyond words and forever grateful to all the incredible artists who welcomed me on this journey. Thank you thank you thank you. May the Force be with us all, always.

Becoming a Jedi

Just from reading this Instagram caption, it is not hard to tell how much this experience of playing Luke Skywalker (or at least the body of Luke Skywalker) genuinely meant to Graham Hamilton. Since 1977, fans all over the world have swung sticks around to emulate the moves of their favorite Jedi. Hamilton actually got to live that dream. 

While yes, the actor did not get his actual face on-screen (as a de-aged Hamill appeared on the face of the iconic Jedi), that is not to say that his likeness will never appear in the galaxy far, far away. The actor that brought Luke to life back in the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, Max Lloyd-Jones, popped up earlier in The Book of Boba Fett as one of the New Republic pilots that pull over Mando as he tests out his new ride in the orbit of Tatooine. 

Using this as precedence, there is a case to be made that Hamilton could be back in another role in the Star Wars universe. Who's to say he won't be back as Luke himself? It's still unknown if Skywalker will be involved any further in Book of Boba Fett or in future Disney+ Star Wars titles. 

For now though, Hamilton can be seen in the latest The Book of Boba Fett episode, now streaming on Disney+.

- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.