Max Lloyd-Jones Thinks CGI Luke Skywalker is ‘Unnecessary'

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Luke Skywalker is once again making Star Wars fans buzz after he appeared on Episode 6 of The Book of Boba Fett. Right off the bat, viewers noticed a huge improvement in his appearance and it's all thanks to Lucasfilm hiring deepfake artist Shamook who fixed the issues the Jedi Master had with his CGI'd face in The Mandalorian Season 2.

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Following the episode, not only was it revealed that Luke was played by a brand new stand-in actor, Mark Hamill himself apparently wasn't involved in the process this time around. Much to the chagrin of Star Wars fans, actor Max Lloyd-Jones wasn't tapped to reprise the role but he did appear in Chapter 5 as an X-Wing pilot named Lieutenant Reed, an homage to director Peyton Reed who helmed The Mandalorian Season 2's finale.

Max has yet to break his silence on being replaced by Graham Hamilton in The Book of Boba Fett, but his recent Twitter activity seems to suggest that he's not the biggest fan of Lucasfilm taking the CGI route. The actor liked one tweet from a fan who says that CGI Luke is "unnecessary" and the production company should just cast Lloyd-Jones for the role.



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Now, it's unclear whether or not Max was actually throwing shade at the fact that he got replaced but even Hamill himself has given him his seal of approval. Well, if there's anything Chapter 6 taught us, it's that Lucasfilm will most likely be relying on CGI to keep Skywalker alive in the MandoVerse instead of casting a new actor to take Hamill's place. I gotta say though, I wouldn't mind seeing more of CGI Luke moving forward because it looks so much better compared to how it did in The Mandalorian.


The Book of Boba Fett's next episode is streaming this Wednesday exclusively on Disney+.