When Luke Skywalker made his jaw-dropping return in The Mandalorian's Chapter 16, we knew right off the bat that he would be a major player in the MandoVerse and it was only a matter of time before we saw him re-emerge. Well, The Book of Boba Fett's latest episode pretty much granted all of our wishes, and this time around, the Jedi Master was given a lengthier screen time much to the delight of Star Wars fans.
In case you weren't aware, Mark Hamill is still credited for the role which of course is a no-brainer. Only this time around, Lucasfilm cast a different actor who served as Luke's "performance artist" and with the help of deepfake artist Shamook, the young Skywalker looked 100 times better than his Mandalorian iteration.
Now, Hamill is breaking his silence following Luke's latest MandoVerse appearance. Taking to Twitter, the Star Wars icon jokingly said that he wasn't able to watch Chapter 6 because the hotel he stays in doesn't have Disney+. Of course, being the natural comedian that he is, we all know that he's just messing with his followers and he wouldn't miss The Book of Boba Fett's newest episode for the world. Check out his hilarious reaction below:
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Meanwhile, fans have been toying with the idea of Luke being played by a different actor in the MandoVerse but it looks like Lucasfilm will continue taking the CGI route when it comes to Skywalker. I guess it's all cool now considering the production company made serious adjustments to the character's de-aging process. Personally, I don't mind it at all especially if it means we'll get to see Hamill continue his involvement in the franchise.
Some fans complained about Luke's CGI quality, which was later addressed in The Book of Boba Fett. While nothing was egregious, some felt that Luke looked somewhat off in The Mandalorian.
ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Bluff detailed just exactly what went wrong the first time around. Bluff explains that it had something to do with the face swap technology not being as advanced as they hoped it would be.
He said: "At the time, we weren't able to use them in the final product because the technology was still developing. We couldn't get the resolution required."
The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 6 is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.