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What's the future of young Luke in live action?

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Andrew Waples, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. Andrew Waples

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    So, they're clearly not afraid of using CGI. So, was this just a cameo or something more? Could we see Luke again in S3? A young Luke series? I feel like, Grand Admiral Thrawn you don't go through that trouble and not use him again.
     
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    I don't need a young Luke show, I would rather have an "old" Luke (Mark Hamill) and Ben Solo (Adam Driver) show.

    But if they keep on using young Luke, then I hope they actually use a real face instead of CGI Luke. It was good for a short cameo, but for a fully fledged out role? Nah. Furthemore CGI acting is worse than real human face emotions.

    I hope they use Sebstian Stan or the actual actor of the Mandalorian Luke, Max Lloyd-Jones. He does look the part:
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    I feel like the actor was doing a fine job, with what he was given. The dialogue Luke had was the same weird as the one we had with Leia in Tros. For crying loud- they should stop putting the dialogue 'created from old footage' first and let the casted actor act with his environment, and give him some real dialogue.

    They did Alden Ehrenreich Play Han Solo so why do this weird CGI stuff with Luke then?
     
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    I don't want a Luke show honestly, but I think we'll see him again in Mando s3, and I think he'll train Grogu for a while but end up returning him to Din because of their attachment, then we could see a more mature and in Control Grogu help Din & The other Mandos.

    I want a Luke game, similar in style to Fallen Order, since we know Luke is travelling around the galaxy at this time looking for Jedi/force related artefacts and knowledge. Battlefront II gave a glimpse of Luke being Luke but left a lot people wanting more of that, it was the best level in the game by a mile.
     
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    Image doesn't work, at least for me.
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    I'VE BEEN WANTING THIS TO. It's such a perfect video game story. That only I think a video game can pull off.
     
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    Luke is a difficult character to pull off as anything other than a cameo. He'll dominate any story he's introduced to and he requires very dire challenge to work. In The Rescue, we saw Luke whipping 20 Dark Troopers around as if it was nothing, so he's definitely WAY too big a character to be pitted against the likes of Moff Gideon (even with Dark Troopers and whatever Force-related stuff Gideon is cooking up with Grogu's blood, probably). Luke needs a problem/villain his "level" to be challenged.

    I mean, you could, in theory, make a show of Luke flying around and interviewing Force Sensitives for his academy, but it would be a pretty dull thing. You could of course introduce another major threat or villain for Luke to take care off, but it would need to be something pretty major which would throw all sorts of curve balls into the post-RotJ timeline and continuity.

    You could also, to please a segment of the fan base, make a 2 hour film depicting God-level Luke slicing his way through goons... but that would be very, very boring to watch.

    One could also try to skew a Luke show or movie towards a more personal challenge, but that sounds more like an middle-aged Luke vs. the Rise of Kylo Ren type of thing, not a young Luke extravaganza. Perhaps you would strand Luke on some "desert island" planet and pit him up against an enemy/problem he couldn't solve with Force Chokes and his lightsaber, but that sounds very difficult to do well.


    Other than cameos (which young Luke will DEFINITELY have more of in Mando/Babyoda shows), I can only really see them doing a small-scale, introspective miniseries (perhaps similar to what we might be getting for Kenobi). Either that, or LFL goes full tilt and brings back Thrawn in a major, galactic Heir to the Empire-trilogy call-back/sourcing plot that requires Luke (& Co with help from the Specter crew, I guess) to deal with a Remnant Empire resurgence that leads eventually into a Snoke-introduction & First Order seeding event. I might be wrong here, but I feel LFL might judge that as too risky a prospect ('cause a HotE initiative will alienate both those who like the EU books for failing to do them service and also those fans who wants only fresh and new stuff - it could fast become a lose-lose situation), and it would also be a bit jarring that the ST era works "forgot" to reference any such Thrawn stuff in the past.

    I don't know... While I desperately crave more Luke in my Star Wars, I think it is unlikely that we'll see the character get a dedicated series or film. Still, I do remain hopeful :)
     
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    Totally agree.

    And this is what we got with Last Jedi imo. Tros degraded him to being fanservice and sitting on that island talking one liners that meant to show and guide Rey her way. To be fair- he was dead, so that's probably the most he could do in that state anyway.
     
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    I don't want to start hate against TROS, but what I hate about this scene- it's a cheesy try to pay homage of Ben Kenobi in ROTJ.
     
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    Don't ask Pablo!
     
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    If they were smart, young Luke would have a very bright future. This form of CGI de-aging tech is something the world has never seen and should be used, not fears.
    However, I think the luke cameo may have just been a one-time season finale for ratings, and not something they will do again. For one thing, the technique is probably expensive.
     
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    I'd like to see him training Jedi, especially if the Child would be in it. There is a comic called The Rise of Kylo Ren that shows him turning to the dark side. It was a little slow in one part, but for the most part would make a cool mini-movie or TV show.
    I also agree with @Ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi that this cameo is a one-time thing, but not for ratings. Mainly, I think it was because there were no other Jedi for them to put in. Although at the end, Din says that he would see the Child again. This could mean that Din does interact with Luke and the Child further, or it could be more wishful thinking.
    Whatever the case, the future of Star Wars is bright.
     
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    I agree to with this, while I really want to see it, I don't think the technology is quite there to have a full drastically de-aged Luke series, not to mention the costs would be insane.

    But they could do a sort of end of Lukes Academy show. which was what set at maximum 6 years before the force awakens, Making Hamill pass for 6 years younger would certainly be possible. Though I think making Adam driver look like a guy in his early 20's maybe a struggle. Not to mention I think it would be hard to get Driver to sign on full stop. But I wouldn't be against them recasting Driver with a younger actor, though they are obviously big shoes to fill.

    I'm not sure how I feel about recasting Luke, the dream I have had since I was a kid was getting to go on an adventure with Hamill playing Luke as the fully-fledged Jedi Knight/Master. which is something we still haven't seen.

    I struggle with the question of would I prefer never to see those Luke adventures or would I prefer to see a different actor show me these adventures. Would I get the same kick out of watching another actor play Luke? would it scratch that itch I've always had for more Luke adventures? I genuinely don't know. I really love the Solo film, but if I'm honest with myself I don't feel like I'm watching a young Han Solo when I watch it. However, when I watch the Prequels I do feel like I'm watching a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. But if it didn't really feel like Luke, wouldn't I just prefer them to do the adventures of a different Jedi knight/master in a different time period without all the constraints of fitting into the timeline and character mythology, probably! So its a really hard line for Lucasfilm to walk. The easy option would have been give Luke an adventure in the sequel trilogy and then move on from time period. That was obviously not the story they wanted to tell and that ship has now sailed.

    But then equally Disney seems to be concentrating heavily on the period between the Original Trilogy and the sequel trilogy, it currently has 4 tv series announced in this time frame, the question of Luke and other OT cast members are going to come up again and again and personally I would have prefered them to move past this time period. But so far in the Mandalorian, they have handled it really well, but if the shows keep growing in scale and the want to regualry involve forces users, which I think most star wars fans want, the Luke problem is going to always be there.
     
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