Rumor: Is Robert Boulter playing a young Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
About a year ago, I started to hear a lot of rumblings about various potential actors for the part of a Young Luke Skywalker. I dismissed these rumors back in the day as false hopes kind of stuff. We also apparently had agents wanting to get their clients rumored to be in roles in the film to get their name out there. It was all pretty silly. Casting isn’t my arena. That’s better left to the film blogs that are well connected in those areas.
Yesterday I discussed a flashback sequence from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Upon further investigation it appears, according to the master character list for the film there is indeed a young Luke Skywalker in the picture, sometimes referred to as The Young Original Warrior.
Just last week I received a tip from someone saying Robert Boulter is playing Young Luke Skywalker in the movie:
There was also another message from someone back in April saying that Robert Boulter was up for an important role in The Force Awakens.
So this is just a rumor, but it appears there’s a chance Boulter could be playing a post-Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII. We don’t know for sure. We just know young Luke is listed in the film’s character list and there’s recent and older rumors putting Robert Boulter in the vicinity of the/a role. We aren’t saying the casting is concrete or anything, but its interesting and a fun rumor as far as we are concerned. Perhaps our friends in the Star Wars fansite and film blog community can elaborate?