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Mark Hamill tweets his support to Grant Feely – who plays young Luke Skywalker in Obi-Wan Kenobi


Fans got their first glimpse of the young Luke Skywalker in last week’s first trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Mark Hamill showing his support for the actor, Grant Feely.

The trailer shows Skywalker playing by himself on the top of of a sand structure, and that he was being watched from afar from Ewan McGregor’s title character.

The 70-year-old Hamill took to Twitter to show his support for Feely, while a new report from The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Star Wars: Episode I character Darth Maul, played by Ray Park, has been written out of the show. 

Support: Fans got their first glimpse of the young Luke Skywalker in last week's first trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Mark Hamill showing his support for the actor, Grant Feely

Support: Fans got their first glimpse of the young Luke Skywalker in last week’s first trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Mark Hamill showing his support for the actor, Grant Feely

The THR report was the first to reveal that the young Luke is being played by Grant Feely, which lead to Hamill showing his support, retweeting a tweet revealing Feely as the young Luke with a supportive message.

‘Grant Feely looks like a perfect Luke Skywalker and I am wishing him all the very best!’ Hamill said, adding the hashtag #TheForceIsWithFeely.

Feely himself responded to Hamill’s tweet, stating, ‘I am so honored to take on this role @HamillHimself! You set the bar high and I hope to make you proud. Your support means so much!’

Support: 'Grant Feely looks like a perfect Luke Skywalker and I am wishing him all the very best!' Hamill said, adding the hashtag #TheForceIsWithFeely

Support: ‘Grant Feely looks like a perfect Luke Skywalker and I am wishing him all the very best!’ Hamill said, adding the hashtag #TheForceIsWithFeely

Response: Feely himself responded to Hamill's tweet, stating, 'I am so honored to take on this role @HamillHimself! You set the bar high and I hope to make you proud. Your support means so much!'

Response: Feely himself responded to Hamill’s tweet, stating, ‘I am so honored to take on this role @HamillHimself! You set the bar high and I hope to make you proud. Your support means so much!’

While it’s unclear how large of a role Feely will have as Hamill, it’s clear he has the support of the originator of the iconic character.

The news of Feely playing the young future Jedi master came buried in a THR report that focused on the villainous Darth Maul being written out of the show.

Darth Maul was the Sith apprentice to The Emperor (Ian McDiarmid) in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

Darth: The news of Feely playing the young future Jedi master came buried in a THR report that focused on the villainous Darth Maul being written out of the show

Darth: The news of Feely playing the young future Jedi master came buried in a THR report that focused on the villainous Darth Maul being written out of the show

Apprentice: Darth Maul was the Sith apprentice to The Emperor (Ian McDiarmid) in 1999's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Apprentice: Darth Maul was the Sith apprentice to The Emperor (Ian McDiarmid) in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

While the character was thought to have been killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi towards the end of the first prequel, it was later revealed that he managed to survive somehow, despite being cut in half by Obi-Wan.

The character returned in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with a pair of robotic legs.

Park also returned in the 2018 movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, with sources claiming that Park was in ‘active prep’ to return as Darth Maul. 

Survive: While the character was thought to have been killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi towards the end of the first prequel, it was later revealed that he managed to survive somehow, despite being cut in half by Obi-Wan

Survive: While the character was thought to have been killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi towards the end of the first prequel, it was later revealed that he managed to survive somehow, despite being cut in half by Obi-Wan

Clone wars:  The character returned in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with a pair of robotic legs

Clone wars:  The character returned in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with a pair of robotic legs

At the time, Hossein Amini (McMafia) was set to write the series with director Deborah Chow, though when they handed the scripts to Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, they were worried it covered too similar ground of The Mandalorian.

In Amini’s version, Maul would be one of the villains that would go on the hunt for Kenobi and Skywalker.

Filoni and Favreau reportedly pushed Chow to ‘go bigger,’ with Amini ultimately leaving the project and Joby Harold coming aboard as the new writer.

While Harold was overhauling the script, Maul was scrapped as Filoni found a way to bring Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader back, along with the Grand Inquisitor. 

Worried: At the time, Hossein Amini (McMafia) was set to write the series with director Deborah Chow, though when they handed the scripts to Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, they were worried it covered too similar ground of The Mandalorian

Worried: At the time, Hossein Amini (McMafia) was set to write the series with director Deborah Chow, though when they handed the scripts to Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, they were worried it covered too similar ground of The Mandalorian

Scrapped: While Harold was overhauling the script, Maul was scrapped as Filoni found a way to bring Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader back, along with the Grand Inquisitor

Scrapped: While Harold was overhauling the script, Maul was scrapped as Filoni found a way to bring Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader back, along with the Grand Inquisitor

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