Lucasfilm To Stop Casting Young Actors As Classic Star Wars Characters
Over the past few years, we were seeing a lot of projects being greenlit set in the Star Wars universe that were about the young versions of classic Star Wars characters.
Solo: A Star Wars Story saw Alden Ehrenreich cast as a young version of Han Solo and Donald Glover was cast as a young Lando Calrissian.
That movie was a bit of a mess, but I still think it was a fun film.
That project resulted in a Lando series for Disney Plus being greenlit.
We haven’t heard much about that project since, however, it was suggested that the series would star Donald Glover as Lando.
Since then, Lucasfilm has opted to use CGI to bring back old Star Wars characters.
Lucasfilm to focus on CGI rather than casting new actors as classic Star Wars characters
We saw Luke Skywalker return in The Mandalorian Season 2 and he was also seen in The Book Of Boba Fett.
We also saw a CGI version of Leia Organa in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The technology has become so good now that Lucasfilm and Disney can do that, and it seems as though that’s the way the studio is going to go.
At least, this is according to Lucasfilm’s President, Kathleen Kennedy.
Here’s what Kennedy had to say in reference to casting young actors as classic Star Wars characters (via Collider):
There should be moments along the way when you learn things. Now it does seem so abundantly clear that we can’t do that.
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