The following article contains spoilers for Boba Fett’s Book.
Boba Fett’s Book may struggle to honor its namesake character, but the show still contains plenty of star wars hype, including a very special appearance by a certain Luke Skywalker that has the actor playing him swooning over the opportunity to step into the iconic role of Mark Hamill.
That’s because since Luke Skywalker returned for his special appearance in The Mandalorian season 2 finale, Hamill didn’t play the Jedi legend, who was played first by Max Lloyd-Jones in this case and now by Graham Hamilton. Although Lloyd-Jones played Lieutenant Reed in Boba Fett’s BookHamilton’s face remains unseen, though that won’t stop him from sharing his excitement about being part of the franchise.
Hamilton expressed his feelings in a lengthy Instagram post from his personal account, where he described his experience co-creating this rejuvenated version of Hamill alongside the actor. “Co-creating #LukeSkywalker for @thebookofbobafett with master @hamillhimself has been one of the most magical and rewarding creative experiences of my life,” he wrote. The moment made Hamilton reminisce about his days as a 5-year-old watching star warsand he also thanked episode director Dave Filoni and show creator Jon Favreau for the opportunity of a lifetime.
Reading through the list of Hamilton’s favorite moments is proof enough of the actors’ pure enjoyment Boba Fett’s Book together, naming Rosario Dawson, Hamill, and the entire show crew as part of it, but not forgetting his pal Grogu. The episode “From the Desert Comes a Stranger” is another example where Boba Fett was mostly absent from his own series. However, with Luke Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, and Cad Bane all making appearances, it’s easy to pass that up.
Although Hamill continues to work or collaborate on star wars projects, many fans will be surprised to find that the voice used in Boba Fett’s Book is actually not new dialogue recorded by the actor, but rather the product of state-of-the-art voice processing technology. Hamill may be one of the most prolific and iconic voice actors out there, but his Boba Fett book appearance, just like his mandalorian cameo, presents only his likeness.
The quality of Disney Deepfakes has increased dramatically since The Mandalorian season two finale, possibly due to the special effects studio hiring one of the artists who outclassed Lucasfilm’s experts. Still, this trick could get old really fast, so it might be time to hire someone like Hamilton or another new actor to wield Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber permanently.
Boba Fett’s Book is now available on Disney Plus.
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