10. Christian Bale
If Disney wanted to make waves with an actor, Christian Bale would be the move. He may look more Qui-Gon Jinn or Anakin Skywalker than Luke, but knowing the incredible lengths Bale has gone to adopt roles in the past, I have no doubt he would do the same for Skywalker.
I say that because Bale has already played the Dark Knight himself, and done an incredible job of it, along with the politician Dick Cheney in The Vice and, like Jordan, the boxer Dicky Eklund for 2010s The Fighter. He is next set to play Gorr the God Butcher in Taiki Waititi’s fascinating Thor: Love and Thunder.
I referenced Anakin Skywalker earlier because that was, in fact, a role Bale is rumored to have pursued. Around 26-years-old at the time of Attack of the Clones, Bale may have been a tad older than what Lucas envisioned for the character. However, an article from The Guardian at the time listed him as the director’s top choice. Bale hinted at the time that he was close to signing onto a major project, but said nothing more on the matter since.
Bale was also in the running to take on the role of Tobias Beckett in Solo: A Star Wars Story, something that does not seem like the right fit in hindsight. However, it is the latest example of Bale being in conversation with Star Wars, hopefully meaning it is just a matter of time until he signs on for a lead role like Luke Skywalker.