Charlie Hunnam will star in the film that Zack Snyder proposed to Lucasfilm but was rejected and became his own project.
By playing the lead role in the film “Rebel Moon”, he got a little closer to the “Star Wars” universe. However, Hunnam was once considered for the role of Anakin Skywalker, one of the most important characters in “Star Wars” history. Although the role later went to Hayden Christensen, Hunnam says in a new interview that he met with George Lucas for the role. Although he initially had difficulty remembering this situation, he clearly described his meeting with Lucas
in a way that Hunnam recalls.
Hunnam states that Lucas was also considering other actors such as Ryan Phillippe and Paul Walker at the time. However, the most talked about name was Leonardo DiCaprio, who became famous after “Titanic”. DiCaprio turned down the role because he did not want to be part of another big production.
Charlie Hunnam almost won the role of Anakin Skywalker
he’s gonna play!
Hunnam recalls his meeting with Lucas as tense. At the end of that meeting, he was told
he thought he wouldn’t get it, and he was right. He expressed his feelings at that time by saying “sometimes you can only tell from the air”
Hunnam shouldn’t be upset that he had an awkward meeting with Lucas. Even David Lynch
In the early 1980s, he approached Lucas about the possibility of directing Return of the Jedi. This was
The meeting ended with Lucas taking Lynch to a restaurant near Skywalker Ranch, where Lynch suddenly developed a headache.
All in all, Hunnam’s experience on his way to joining the “Star Wars” universe reveals the complexity of both the competition in the world of cinema and the selection process of major productions. Although he did not get the role, Hunnam’s acting career seems to have been enriched by this experience.