25. Tye Sheridan
Tye Sheridan has everything it takes to fill the shoes of a young Luke Skywalker were his tales to be told again. Mark Hamill was 26 years old at A New Hope‘s time of release in 1977 and Sheridan is just 24 years old today. However, Sheridan’s career has gotten off to a much quicker start than Hamill’s did before Star Wars.
Despite being such a young age, Sheridan has already worked on a Best Picture nominee in The Tree of Life along with award-winning films Mud and Joe. All of this foundational work led him into some big franchises. He suited up as Cyclops for 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. He then carried that role into Dark Phoenix along with bringing Steven Spielberg’s vision of Ready Player One to life as Parzival.
Those last two details translate very strongly into Star Wars. Sheridan understands the experience of working on big-budget films and franchises along with passionate fanbases that have high expectations from them. Thus, he would likely treat the role of Luke Skywalker with that same respect. And, it doesn’t hurt that he has had an encounter with Obi-Wan Kenobi as well with 2015’s Last Days in the Desert.