Mark Hamill wants to find a project for himself and fellow actor Sebastian Stan to portray father and son, because the Captain America: Civil War star looks just like his younger self.
The Star Wars veteran has been inundated with Twitter messages from fans online for some time, with many wondering if the two are actually related after noticing the striking similarities between 35-year-old Stan and Hamill during his days as a young actor.
Some have even shared side-by-side images of the pair to prove their theory, and in September (17), Hamill finally acknowledged the remarks by reposting one of the photo comparisons and making reference to a famous Darth Vader quote from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
“Sorry to disappoint you but I refuse to say ‘Sebastian Stan-I AM YOUR FATHER!’ (even though, in fact, I am),” he quipped, adding an emoji of a winking face with a tongue sticking out. He then shared the hashtags, “#SorryNotSorry #MySonSebastian”.
Hamill has since revealed fans are encouraging him to recommend Stan play a younger version of his Star Wars character Luke Skywalker when Disney bosses start the casting process for the proposed spin-off movie, but he doesn’t want to interfere with the process.
“At first, I said, ‘He’s way too handsome to be compared to me!,” Hamill told Good Morning America of the initial comparisons. “And then they (fans) morphed (pictures of) us together and I thought, ‘Ooh, that is kind of spooky.’ People say, ‘Would you support him (Stan) to be the young Luke Skywalker when they make those movies?’, and I thought, he doesn’t need me. He’s an accomplished enough actor to get it (the role) on his own, and I shouldn’t put my thumb on the scale because it’s not my choice, it’s Disney and LucasFilm, and I don’t wanna cut short any other potential Lukes.”
Instead, the 66-year-old is keen to work with Stan on a new film – they just have to find one first.
“He’s a wonderful actor,” Hamill smiled. “I’d love to work with him. Heck, I’d play his father any day!”
During Hamill’s GMA appearance on Thursday (30Nov17), he was surprised with a funny video message from Stan, who got in on the joke following his interview on the same show on Wednesday (29Nov17).
“Dad, hey… I just want to let you know, I got orange juice and eggs and everything so when you get home tonight, you should be all good…”, Stan said in the video, much to Hamill’s amusement.
Stan has yet to respond to Hamill’s project proposal.