It's no secret that The Mandalorian Season 2 finale was one of the show's best episodes considering that it provided a jawdropping conclusion to the season and reintroduced one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars Universe. Not surprisingly, Luke Skywalker's brief cameo in "Chapter 16: The Rescue" may have been a tease at a possible spin-off series that will lead to the Jedi Master being recast.
In The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 8, it was revealed that Baby Yoda's Force call actually reached a Jedi Master who eventually came to save him from Moff Gideon. After defeating the Dark Troopers that had cornered Mando and his companions, it was revealed that the Jedi was Luke Skywalker, who had come to help Grogu with his training.
Needless to say, The Mandalorian Season 2 concluded with Baby Yoda leaving with Luke Skywalker after a tearful goodbye from Mando. But did this scene also hint at a possible spin-off that will show Grogu's training as a Jedi?
A report from Fandom Wire cites sources who have confirmed that a Luke Skywalker series is currently in development at Disney and Lucasfilm. The said show is expected to air on Disney+ and follow Baby Yoda's Jedi training with Luke shortly after the events in the final episode of The Mandalorian Season 2.
But who would play Luke Skywalker in the new Star Wars series? It was also revealed that Disney and Lucasfilm already have their eye on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier star Sebastian Stan to take on the role of the Jedi Master.
This isn't exactly a huge surprise considering that Sebastian Stan has always been a fan-favorite when it comes to casting a young Luke Skywalker. In addition to that, the Avengers: Endgame star is already connected to Disney+ thanks to his upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series. Although it would be sad to know that Mark Hamill will no longer play Luke in the planned Star Wars show, there's no better candidate to take over than Stan.
For now, it is important to point out that Disney and Lucasfilm have not yet made an official announcement about the Luke Skywalker series. In addition to that, it was not confirmed that Sebastian Stan is being considered for the role originated by Mark Hamill. With that in mind, it's best to take this with a grain of salt.
The Mandalorian Season 2 is currently streaming on Disney+. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere on the streaming service on March 19, 2021.